Sheila Kerber



November, 2018

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Commented on Pittsfield TDI 4 years, 4 months ago
I disagree with using 'bumpouts' to calm traffic. This is using a physical barrier on an already narrow roadway, with the intent on hoping the traffic will slow down. This doesn't seem to really address the fact that at this particular point, the roadway already is compromised due to parking on both sides and a busy intersection. My car was hit by a city school bus at this area last winter. I was well behind the line at Tyler St. at a red light; headed towards First St., as shown in the police report. This school bus attempted to make a left turn off of Pine onto Tyler. I backed up as much as I could with a car behind me, even after being behind the appropriate line at the intersection. The bus couldn't make the turn without hitting the left side of my front bumper. This clearly was an accident caused by the school bus that has now caused me more problems due to the municipality not taking responsibility to pay for the damages. Now, with these 'bumpouts' there will be more problems and accidents, that are unneccesary. To infer that the box truck was going too fast is wrong. An inference is only based on an assumption of what one sees without knowing all of the facts.
Supported a comment by Betsy Heilmann on Pittsfield TDI 4 years, 4 months ago
Betsy Heilmann
Today I watched a box truck swerve into the wrong lane trying to avoid those bump outs. I can’t see how they keep pedestrians safe, they seldom get shoveled. And as I mentioned before, as I cycle down Tyler Street, the bump outs force me into the traffic lane. Does no one care how dangerous this is?
Commented on Pittsfield TDI 4 years, 5 months ago
Is there a map available somewhere that shows blighted buildings, owners, etc? Are they out-of-town owners? Are there programs that encourage owners to improve properties?
Supported a comment by Kate Lauzon on Pittsfield TDI 4 years, 6 months ago
Kate Lauzon
All the different restaurants
Supported a comment by Jim C on Pittsfield TDI 4 years, 6 months ago
Jim C
The Tyler Street impression would improve tremendously just by cleaning up the Hess property! This the worst eyesore in the city!
Commented on Pittsfield TDI 4 years, 6 months ago
I would also like to add (also not being a 'native') that passing on the right is something that seems like a common driving technique here. I support the bike lane but it terrifies me to think of cars continuing to do this and the bikers being at extreme risk of injury.