Letter: Pedestrians contribute to Stockbridge congestion
A contributing factor to Stockbridge auto congestion is uncontrolled pedestrian traffic. When someone steps into the crosswalks at the Red Lion Inn, or the crossing from the church to Austen Riggs, some or all intersection auto traffic must stop, which causes confusion and then a car free-for-all.
If during peak times, there were a crossing guard or discreet pedestrian lights that sent the foot traffic across in groups, that might help. Also when in your car and entering the intersection at the stop signs, you should stop twice; once in front of the crosswalk to look for pedestrians, then drive through the crosswalk, and stop again and wait until it's your turn to have the right of way.
Leif M. Steinert,
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