Your item in Friday’s paper regarding the 4-way stop at Josephine and Baker brought to mind what I would call the idiocy or lack of foresight in the planning that went into the 3-way stop at Hall and Vernon.
With all the bulb-outs in that intersection one has to drive — slowly mind you — to almost the middle of the intersection when coming from the east, otherwise you cannot see what is coming up the hill from Front Street unless you’re in the cab of a truck or a tall SUV.
As I see it, if people had proper education is dealing with 4-way stops it wouldn’t be a problem to have a such a stop at Josephine and Baker, but I’ve often experienced people driving through the 4-way stop at the intersection of Baker and the highway when it is not their turn. At least at Josephine and Baker the traffic is a bit slower, so less likely to cause problems.
I ask the city planners or traffic people to please do something about the intersection at Hall and Vernon as that is far more dangerous than the 4-way stop at Josephine and Hall.
Birthe W. Achtner, Nelson