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Letter: Waste of gas

Some of the intersections onto Fort Eddy Road, including the one into the shopping area with Books-A-Million and Shaw’s, have traffic waiting as long as four or five minutes, burning excessive, expensive motor fuel and pumping out large amounts of toxic gases and heat.

This is a rather common thing here in Concord. Why? We are still stuck with “on demand” signal control. This concept has been abandoned by most major cities in the United States. “Sequential control” is the most accepted type of control. We do have it on three or four of the main streets, but unless all the intersections are so timed, it is a failure.

I hope someone at city hall reads this letter and starts it moving.



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