A Traffic Light for Canal Pointe?

The crosswalk-free intersection of Meadow Road and Canal Pointe Boulevard

A resident of Canal Pointe?has written to the mayor requesting that traffic lights be added to Canal Pointe Boulevard to counter the heavy traffic and speed of motorists so pedestrians can get to MarketFair and to and from the bus stop. In her? letter, Sherri Bobish also noted that it can even be difficult for motorists to exit the development at times because of the traffic.

The WWBPA, which received a copy of her letter,?couldn’t agree more and followed up with a letter of its own, calling on the mayor to publicize a study of Canal Pointe Boulevard last year to look at ways to calm traffic that was commissioned by the township government?and to implement the recommendations.

Canal Pointe Walk 4-2007

WWBPA's Canal Pointe Walk, April 2007

Unfortunately, the problems are not new. The WWBPA in its letter cited a study done six years ago that recommended a “road diet” for Canal Pointe, which could calm traffic without sacrificing road capacity. This solution was endorsed by the WWBPA during a walk with area residents in 2007 to highlight safety problems for bicyclists and pedestrians in the neighborhood. Read the original blog post.

4 Responses to “A Traffic Light for Canal Pointe?”

  1. Jerry says:

    I believe a bike/pedestrian bridge is planned for the Clarksville Rd bridge over the NE Corridor tracks, so that will provide a good alternative for people from the new developments to get to the municipal center and the rest of town, plus allow bicyclists to more safely get to Quaker Bridge Mall from the main parts of West Windsor.

  2. Sandy says:

    The Meadow Road/Clarksville intersection is under construction because of the new housing development. This will add more cars to the road. As well, I believe there is a traffic light planned for this site. The bridge is narrow and the sight-distance is short, hence the need to slow down.

  3. Ikons694 says:

    We need a traffic light on the meadow road/clarksville road intersection. Get rid of the 20 mph limit one way on the bridge too, its too low.

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