LETTER: To 4-way stop or not, that is the question

From reader Birthe W. Achtner...

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

Just Posted

Caribou panel hears from critical public

About 250 people turned out Wednesday evening to give feedback on the provincial government’s caribou recovery plans.

Seven West Kootenay projects receive over $1.7 million in provincial funding

The RDCK, Civic Theatre and Touchstones Museum are among the recipients

LETTER: Backyard hens an eggcellent idea

From readers Abby Wilson and Andrew Woodward

Stephanie Fischer awarded the Medal of Good Citizenship

Fischer was recognized for her volunteer work in Nelson

VIDEO: Robot rumble at Selkirk College

Kids from all around the Kootenays competed in the 7th annual RobotGames Saturday

BC Ferries to pilot selling beer and wine on select sailings

Drinks from select B.C. breweries and VQA wineries will be available on the Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen route

Elizabeth May’s B.C. wedding will be a ‘low carbon affair’ on Earth Day

Green party leader’s wedding party to depart in a cavalcade of electric cars

4 victims killed in Penticton shooting spree remembered at vigil

John Brittain, 68, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder

B.C. awaits Kenney’s ‘turn off taps,’ threat; Quebec rejects Alberta pipelines

B.C. Premier John Horgan said he spoke with Kenney Wednesday and the tone was cordial

Federal government extends deadline to make Trans Mountain decision to June 18

The National Energy Board endorsed an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline on Feb. 22

Prince George sweeps to first-ever BC Hockey League crown

Spruce Kings beat Vernon Vipers 3-1 in the Okanagan Wednesday for 13th straight playoff win

Hwang’s first MLS goal lifts Whitecaps to 1-0 win over LAFC

Vancouver picks up first victory of season

Child-proof your windows ahead of warm weather: B.C. expert

Fifteen children were taken to BC Children’s Hospital for falls in 2018

Most Read