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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Right on! (red)

On Sept. 10 in this space, I complained about the city of Kingston putting a sign in front of the former Friendly restaurant on Washington Avenue that barred drivers from making a right turn on red onto Joys Lane.

Imagine my pleasant surprise last week when I noticed the sign was gone!

Maybe my argument reached City Hall. Maybe other drivers complained, and city traffic officials saw the error of their ways. Maybe the mayor got stuck in traffic there one day and demanded a change.

Or maybe the sign just got knocked over by a snow plow.

Whatever the reason for the sign's disappearance, I hope it's gone for good.

And now perhaps someone can convince the Powers That Be to get rid of the "No Right on Red" sign on Albany Avenue, in front of the Gov. Clinton building, that prohibits the turn onto Clinton Avenue.



Blogger Paul said...

Jeremy, I agree with you regarding the sign in front of the Governor Clinton. That sign for no right on red was put there when Mayor Mancuso was in office. The reason being the senior citizens had difficulty crossing the road to get uptown to pick up their prescriptions. Well now they can walk down the sidewalk to the plaza and visit the drug store there and only have to cross one street, plaza road. Which is protected by 4 stop signs (one in each direction). So no need for that right on red anymore. While you are at it, while not compile a list of other signs the City has that are not needed. I love some of the streets with Stop signs halfway down the street at no intersection. Examples 2nd Avenue, and Manor Ave. I am sure there are more.

December 22, 2009 at 3:45 PM 

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