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Letter To The Editor: Put Webcams On Ashford Avenue

Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner proposes webcams on Ashford Avenue in his letter.
Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner proposes webcams on Ashford Avenue in his letter. Photo Credit: File

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- The Greenburgh Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, email greenburgh@dailyvoice.com .

To the Editor:

Traffic in downtown Ardsley and on surrounding streets is expected to be very bad between now and the end of 2018.

Actually, it's been bad for years. But it is going to get worse.

The reason: construction of the Ashford Avenue bridge.

When Rivertowns Square opens up next year it will get even more congested.

To help motorists, first responders, and shoppers cope with the significant traffic congestion I am proposing that Westchester County put in a few webcams at key intersections around the Ashford Avenue bridge to give motorists a feel for real time traffic.

Webcams are very inexpensive. Among the locations: Lawrence, downtown Ardsley, Ashford. Could be helpful in routing ambulances to Dobbs Ferry, Yonkers or White Plains.

It could also be useful for other first responders dealing with emergencies. And for shoppers, people who plan to travel around the river villages.

With a webcam motorists can see, in real time, what's happening and plan their drive.

There is nothing more annoying than being stuck in traffic.

Let's provide motorists who work or live near downtown Ardsley with the best real time alerts and information about travel times, traffic congestion, incidents.

Another benefit to webcams being installed near the bridge: It will provide the community and the Jefferson developer actual, real time information about the extent of traffic congestions.

The Texas-based development company can periodically watch what is happening on Lawrence, downtown Ardsley and other neighboring streets.

I think it could be a very useful tool to help everyone (developer, town, community) have a better appreciation of what is happening.

Click here to see an example of a NYC webcam.

Paul Feiner

Greenburgh Town Supervisor

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