MALKIN: Roving Police on Greenwich Avenue Abandons Confused Drivers at 3-Way Intersections

Submitted by Peter L. Malkin

To the Editor

On the subject of the removal of Greenwich Police from monitoring the intersections of Greenwich Avenue and Elm and Arch Streets, the following should be noted:

It is unsatisfactory to cite traffic conditions during the pandemic as proof of safety without police. Traffic is far less than “normal”

Personal observation is that there is substantial confusion even now at these intersections.  Three-Way stop signs cause hesitations and false starts. Pedestrians are confronted by cars that do not yield the right of way.

Handicapped pedestrians especially find it difficult to navigate the intersections against traffic from 3 directions.

The roving Avenue police do not address any of these issues.

Peter L. Malkin