Wednesday, April 10, 2013
[POLL] Let Patch know which intersections you think are the most dangerous in the township.
As the weather warms up and it finally seems like Spring has arrived in Millburn and Short Hills, more and more residents will be ditching their cars to run, walk or bike throughout town. As a result, foot traffic will increase in the already busy Millburn downtown, where over the last year more than three people have been hit by cars near the main intersection of Millburn Avenue and Main Street. One of the accidents was a 14-year-old boy, who was hospitalized after being hit by a car in March 2012 and in less than three months an 18-year-old was hit and hospitalized at the same intersection. More recently, on March a 31-year-old woman was hospitalized after being hit by a car downtown. So is this the most dangerous intersection in town…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
[POLL] Let Patch know which roads you think are the most dangerous in the township.
Although winter should be in all our rear-view mirrors in the next few weeks — hopefully — slippery or not, some roads are always a little bit more dangerous than others. There have been many accidents on John F. Kennedy Parkway, as well as flooding, over the years but so has the Morris Turnpike. Do you tend to aviod either of those roads? Just in the last year, there's been at least three pedestrians hit in downtown Millburn. However, is it more dangerous there or winding through the South Mountian Reservation on Brookside Drive? Let us know in our poll below and comments what you think is the most dangerous in Millburn-Short Hills. Also, share any specific intersections you think are worse than others.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
A testimony tells the town, traffic on Millburn Avenue will not increase much due to the proposed Stop & Shop. Tell us what you think in the comments.
A traffic expert and principal engineer for Stop & Shop, Dan Disario, told the Zoning Board, in its most recent meeting, the construction of the proposed Stop & Shop on Millburn Avenue will not create much more traffic in town. However, after a lengthly hearing, where most left, the few Millburn and Springfield residents that stayed argued it would. "The fact that we are putting in a new supermarket at this site, is not going to all of a sudden create all of these new shopping trips to this supermarket," Disario said as his opinion in response to the public. The report he presented shows an under 10 percent increase in traffic on Millburn Avenue at peak hours. Yet, the study did not examine traffic patterns at the intersections of Morris …