In case you've never pulled off of Carter Street at Buttery Road, just zoom in on the blue star in the white bubble on the locator map on the right, and pay special attention to the 'S.'
This may be the single most dangerous stretch of road in all of New Canaan. In order to negotiate this windy bit of pavement safely, sane motorists need to come to an almost complete halt at each windy bend, in case someone else's vehicle is coming from the other side. And there's relatively good visibility during the colder months before the verdure comes in—imagine what this is like in the height of summer.
There are ways around this bit of road—on Pocconock Trail if you're coming in or heading toward 123, or Cedar to Dabney if you're headed north. They both hook back up with Carter.
Interested in New Canaan's traffic issues? Here's a short list of recent coverage here on Patch:
- Town Considers Crosswalk on Heritage Hill Road
- Town Seeks to Ease Traffic Flow on 106 at Weed
- Friday: New Canaan Police Targeting Motorists
- Town Eyes Safer Traffic Flow at Carter and 106
- New Canaan Seeks to Ease Tough Left Turn Downtown [VIDEO]