W. Eckersley asks, what do business owners observe in regards to the one-way configuration of Beacon Avenue in Sidney.
I’m not an owner, just an employee who sits on the Beacon side of Fifth Street and Beacon. I observe, on an hourly basis, someone drive the wrong way towards Fifth and Beacon and seldom do they slow down or stop at the intersection before barreling towards the highway. It’s not that drivers here are under-skilled, its that the street is improperly marked as one-way.
The existing signage is borderline laughable, the small indiscrete signs aren’t attention grabbing. I’ve also suggested the tiny dimpling found in European countries that cause an annoying sound if travelling the wrong way. This suggestion was met by non-responsive city employees, who probably auto-filter all external emails as spam.
While we’re at it, let us discuss the painted turn indictors on the north side of Fifth and Beacon (between TD Bank and Barbara’s Boutique). The left lane goes left onto Beacon and straight down Lochside, but the right lane is a right turn only — something Sidney residents feel should be straight through — causing daily near-misses as two cars battle for the single lane adjacent.
My constant suggestions to the town that they repaint the identifying painted arrows keeps falling on deaf spam filters.