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Old 07-13-2011, 08:48 AM
 
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Default Resident Declares War on Westfield Mayor

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Haas Supports Moving Stoplight; Resident Declares War on Mayor - Westfield, NJ Patch
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:23 AM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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person moves onto busy street? i'm assuming it's somewhat busy, since a light was placed there to improve safety. if it's at the corner, wouldn't it be in someone else's yard? it's not on her property, i'm sure...it's on the city part of her property. unless she can prove, other than anectdotal evidence, that the current location is unsafe...what exactly is she arguing? she doesn't like how it looks. i understand that. it sucks. but it's going to be somewhere that someone doesn't like it, isn't it?
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:03 PM
 
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I drive by this "pedestrian light" every day to and from work. They put it in a stupid location, it's not at an intersection, and can be confusing to anyone not familiar with the area. I've personally witnessed a car attempting to turn into the driveway thinking it was a street.

The affected homeowners might have their interests better served if they had someone a little less emotional, and more articulate speaking on their behalf at the town council meetings though.
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:10 PM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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I drive by this "pedestrian light" every day to and from work. They put it in a stupid location, it's not at an intersection, and can be confusing to anyone not familiar with the area. I've personally witnessed a car attempting to turn into the driveway thinking it was a street.

The affected homeowners might have their interests better served if they had someone a little less emotional, and more articulate speaking on their behalf at the town council meetings though.
there is a light like this in Union City, but it's because a park is intersected by a road. so it's a light in the middle of the block, to allow people to use a crosswalk.

i don't know the specifics of this light in westfield, but drivers seeing a light should know what to do. red means stop. yellow means slow down, prepare to stop (though how many people in jersey actually do that?).

a light should be able to be placed anywhere, and people know what to do when they see one.
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:40 PM
 
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there is a light like this in Union City, but it's because a park is intersected by a road. so it's a light in the middle of the block, to allow people to use a crosswalk.

i don't know the specifics of this light in westfield, but drivers seeing a light should know what to do. red means stop. yellow means slow down, prepare to stop (though how many people in jersey actually do that?).

a light should be able to be placed anywhere, and people know what to do when they see one.
i agree with you about knowing what to do if you see red, yellow etc. but the confusion happens and when it's not flashing. it's about 30 ft or so (that's a guess) before an actual intersection. The pedestrian light and street markings create the false impression of the intersection ahead, causing some to initiate their turn too early (into a driveway), or to hesitate etc.

the problem could easily be solved by just moving the light to the actual intersection.
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Id like one of these in front of my house.
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Ocean County
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She should move to Newark by one of them chicken shacks that have the drive by shootings. Then her complaint might be considered. Luv it.
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Westwood, NJ
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Trouble in the paradise of Westfield?
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:23 PM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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She should move to Newark by one of them chicken shacks that have the drive by shootings. Then her complaint might be considered. Luv it.
Well they could move one of those drive by all night chicken joints to WF, but I think it wouldn't agree with the zoning there.
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:35 AM
 
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Trouble in the paradise of Westfield?
Oh goody, when are the prices coming down!
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