For decades, pedestrians have reached Main Street from the Post Road by crossing to the YMCA from — first — Colgan’s and Thompson’s Pharmacy; then Ships, and now Tiffany.
The crosswalk was recently erased — poorly, but officially.
The Board of Selectmen believed that intersection was dangerous — the Post Road is wide there, 2 lanes of traffic diverge, and well, why not?
The lone (legal) way to cross now is a few yards away, from the west corner of Taylor Place to what was once the library.
Any bets on how long it will take Westporters to stop crossing the Post Road by the Y?
I say never.