Friday, February 29, 2008

Roosevelt Island's Main Street: A Traffic Minefield

Living on Roosevelt Island as any resident knows has its pluses and minuses regarding traffic. We have less car trafic than many NYC streets but at the same time we know if we get too comfortable with that fact we risk crossing the street without looking and possibly being hit by a car or other vehicle.

Due to the uniqueness of the Island we also have traffic rules set by State law and a multitude of yield and stop signs that very often confuse drivers such that they start and stop and occasionally miss a road sign and not understand how to react to others. At intersections here the pedestrian takes priority such that drivers are supposed to yield. But as residents know they don't always do so.

Later today I will post a poll asking how well do you think drivers on the island pay attention to the road signs.

1 comment:

  1. From what I have seen and experienced, cars and other vehicles yield to pedestrians crossing the road fairly well. Although when there are no pedestrians around, stop sign seem to be invisible to drivers. Public safety should crack down on people running stop signs regardless if there is a pedestrian around or not.