I would like to take the time to thank the City of Roswell for two utterly pointless signs in the Mill Village neighborhood of Historic Roswell. I believe they were just installed this week but I could be wrong.
These signs are on Vickery Street which is a very picturesque little street in the historic district with the Bricks and Sloan Street Park on the north side of the road and some very nice houses on the south side of the street. A couple of the houses have been turned into small businesses such as an attorneys office. There are a total of 11 houses on the south side of the street and the Bricks has 9 units on the north side. So, there are a total of about 17-18 dwelling units on the road (several of which don't use the road for their driving needs as they use Sloan St) and a few very low trafficked businesses.
My question is, did we really need these signs? See the diagram below:
The two signs that I'm talking about are the one way sign at the end of the small cul-de-sac and the wrong way sign warning the handful of people who failed to see the one way sign that they are going the wrong way. Now, I'm no traffic engineer but I'd have to guess that this is a pretty low volume street compared to others in the area. I can't imagine more than a couple hundred car trips per day max and I'd wager that 95% of those trips are made by people familiar with the road.
The number of people who could conceivably take a left turn out of that cul-de-sac is so few that this sign is utterly pointless. So, the liability experts have decided to protect the residents from hypothetical head on collisions that wouldn't occur anyway as this is a low speed street that is wide enough to accommodate two way traffic anyway (and it probably should).
Here are the two shiny signs unnecessarily polluting our historic district protecting ourselves from ourselves. Thank you Roswell. I'm sure we created some jobs and boosted our economy. Stop putting up unnecessary signs!