One-way violations reduced by bulb-out

The in basket: Months ago, Cheryl Stauff of Boston’s Deli & Pizza in Bremerton contacted the newspaper about the large number of cars she was seeing from the vantage point of her Burwell Street restaurant that were continuing straight on southbound Washington Avenue into the one-way stretch heading the other way from the ferry terminal. It was almost a daily occurrence and an accident hazard, she said, and asked if better signage or lights could prevent that.


The in basket: Months ago, Cheryl Stauff of Boston’s Deli & Pizza in Bremerton contacted the newspaper about the large number of cars she was seeing from the vantage point of her Burwell Street restaurant that were continuing straight on southbound Washington Avenue into the one-way stretch heading the other way from the ferry terminal. It was almost a daily occurrence and an accident hazard, she said, and asked if better signage or lights could prevent that.
The out basket: Since Cheryl complained, the city has built what’s called a bulb-out on the west side of Washington at Burwell, to shorten the pedestrian’s walk across Washington. It’s had the side-affect of making Washington south of there look less inviting to southbound drivers. City development official Gary Sexton said it has also discouraged those turning right from Burwell from making the same mistake of going the wrong way in a one-way street.
Cheryl’s husband Don tells me that has done the trick and they don’t see the violation much any more.

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