I am writing to say, "Thank You" to you and the town board for passing the two traffic resolutions affecting Beacon Hill Road. In the few weeks since that time, safety on this road has been improved.
For the first time in a very long time I can actually see the roadway and approaching traffic as I exit my driveway and the side streets of Beacon Hill Road. The parking restriction has eliminated all day commuter parking and the blind spots they created. I worry less about being broadsided, as I had expressed in an earlier letter to former Councilman Fred Pollack.
The 25 MPH speed limit has also increased safety and the Port Washington police presence has been a blessing. I believe that enforcement and education will go a long way toward safety in this community.
I continue to believe that oversized trucks and tractor trailers should not be on this road. Children on their way to school should not be forced to cross this traffic, nor should the elderly and caregivers with baby carriages. Beacon Hill Road is a five block residential road with a hill and curves. We do not ask for special treatment, only for fair and equal treatment. Four ton restrictions exist on many roads - Eastern Crest, parts of Haven Avenue and Middle Neck Road to name a few; and five ton restrictions exist on Manhasset Woods Road coming from Northern Blvd. and Park Avenue from Plandome Road. Perhaps the restriction could be set at five or six tons, instead of the four tons originally discussed.
Expediting, or speeding the traffic through Beacon Hill Road will only destroy this community. Thoroughfares encourage utilitarian development with few windows and gardens. I can't believe this is what we want in Port Washington. A pedestrian friendly environment is an asset to North Hempstead. Thank you.