It’s no secret — unfortunately — that when I-95 backs up, Greens Farms Road can be an alternate route.
Neighborhood residents don’t like it. But — in this age of Waze and other traffic apps — there’s nothing they can do about it.
That did not stop one man from trying.
Alert “06880” reader Josh Stein reports:
Driving southbound yesterday on Greens Farms Road, I came upon a car parked perpendicular across both travel lanes.
I thought there was an accident. I ran up to the car, and was greeted by a man who said he represents the Greens Farms Association.
I’m sure he doesn’t. But, Josh continues:
He said was protesting through traffic. Dozens of cars were stopped.
When Josh returned home, the same thing happened. He called the Westport Police Department. They arrived quickly.
Apparently, Josh says:
This guy has been doing this all week. The police are aware of him.
He actually accelerated and aimed his car at me this second time. He has a large dog in his back seat. The first time he blocked both lanes of traffic, he was in front of 286 Greens Farms Road. This second time he was in front of 350 Greens Farms Road or thereabouts. He told the officer he lives on Greens Farms Road, in the 300s.
No, we don’t like what Waze is doing to our town.
But there must be better “ways” to address the problem than this.