Thank you for writing the article concerning cul-de-sacs in Riverside (“Riverside board ponders Harlem cul-de-sacs,” News, May 21). I live on Delaplaine Road across from Harrington Park. Last night, I got off the train at Harlem Avenue around 5:30 p.m. I had a hard time crossing Delaplaine Road at Lawton. There was an incredible amount of traffic, and it did not want to stop for a pedestrian at a stop sign. None of the cars had Riverside stickers.
It was obvious that the cars are in a hurry to cut through the town and get around traffic on Harlem. I see this event every morning and evening. Later, around 6 p.m., I had to wait a few minutes for traffic to slow, so that I could pull my car out of the driveway. I believe it was because of a train, but the cars did not have Riverside stickers.
I have to believe that my family would be much safer if this issue was dealt with properly. I am sure road repair costs would be significantly lower if the traffic was reduced. Finally, we’d be happy to have the theft reduced in our area. Along with our neighbors, we’ve had our cars broken into twice.