BSC traffic light: No common sense at DOT
The people at DOT have no common sense. The first visit I ever made to the BSC, about three years ago, I remember thinking that a traffic light was needed. DOT should put all of their stupid regulations aside, and put safety at the top of the list.
DOT was responsible for the long delay in getting the cart bridge open, across from Best Buy. They wanted, of all things, a “study” of environmental air quality. It took them months for that study, which could have been accomplished in one day. The only thing affecting air quality is Highway 54 traffic.
Highway 54 West gets extra traffic lights, and 54 East is not far behind. All related to dollar signs, growth, and the economy.
If a metropolitan area wishes to fund a traffic light themselves, it should not need DOT approval.
Another area that needs a traffic light, is on Crosstown Road, along Braelinn Shopping Center. Just ask anyone who has ever tried to make a left turn onto Crosstown Road during rush hour.
And there is no crosswalk or median for pedestrians. On a golf cart, you can’t even drive across Crosstown Road, for a visit to McDonald’s. (Nice planning, PTC.)
Peachtree City, Ga.