Old Stockbridge Road is a former carriage way and postal road that was never conceived nor engineered as a thruway for heavy commercial traffic. The road already poses significant safety risks for walkers, joggers, bicycles and babysitters with strollers, at present levels of traffic.
What happens if we add hundreds more vehicles per day, including a huge increase in commercial and service vehicles? And who will be responsible for the inevitable accidents and injuries?
SIGN SAYS SLOW CHILDREN; CARS NEVER REDUCE SPEED
DIPSY DOODLE: WITH A DRIVEWAY IN THE DIP
HMM, WHAT’S OVER THE HILL? OOPS , A PRIVATE ROAD!
TRICKY “S” CURVE: BUT WHEN LATE FOR WORK, YOU DO WHAT YOU GOTTA DO
The below photos were sent to us by a neighbor who lives near the town monument, with the note:
These photos were taken last night about 5:00pm. No Tanglewood, just regular traffic pattern. It gets busier every year.
This important intersection for the town of Lenox, an intersection that includes access to the parking lot for the Lenox Police Department, is already under significant stress. Do we really want to add hundreds of cars more per day into these pictures? That would indeed be a monumental mistake.
WE ARE ALREADY AT A TIPPING POINT
LET’S NOT MAKE IT WORSE!