About one year after the town requested it from the Connecticut Department of Transportation, a new crosswalk now connects those who park at the New Canaan YMCA with a heavily used entrance to the trails at Waveny.
Located just up South Avenue from the Y lot, the crosswalk is made with a high-texture, lasting paint, said Jim Cole, chair of the Police Commission.
“We have a lot of members at the YMCA, when the weather is really, really nice, they like to go outside and run,” Cole said. “They cross South Avenue and enter the park at the trailhead. There are several miles of trails. It's really quite nice."
Maybe not today so much.
The commission fields requests for traffic calming measures, and residents may start by filling out a form on the commission’s Web page (it’s also attached to this article as a PDF).
The crosswalk’s creation was prompted by someone who came to the commission saying that crossing South Avenue was dangerous.
“It’s really not, but we do these things,” Cole said.