Saugatuck Shores was on the agenda at a recent board of selectmen meeting. They considered 2 petitions: one for speed bumps on Harbor Road, the other against.
Alert “06880” reader Gene Borio doesn’t have a horse in that race. He lives on Canal Road, a 600-yard straightaway. That’s where he’d like to see speed bumps. Or at least a speed-activated sign (which residents have requested, to no avail).
But Gene has another issue with Harbor Road: the new sea wall. In his opinion, it’s waaaay too close to the road. Strolling, jogging, biking, dog-walking — all are now life-in-your-hands situations.
In just half an hour the other day, he saw:
While Gene was taking these photos, a contractor asked what he was shooting.
“The beautiful view, of course,” Gene said.
“And the sea wall. I think it’s too close to the road.”
“Yeah!” the contractor replied. “Why couldn’t they have moved it back 3 feet?!”
Gene thinks that would be tough. But, he says, 1 1/2 to 2 feet could be doable.
As for the traffic photos: “There’s a lot worse than this going on every day,” he says.
Like this shot:
There are no cars nearby — but there could be.
And that’s without speed bumps.