The "accident intersection" at the corner of Bow and Plympton Streets will get a stop sign sometime in the future. According to Edward Tierney, Cambridge Captain of Traffic, the city will place either a stop sign or a flashing red light at the intersection.
However, the city must first obtain state permission for the new traffic sign. This will involve a special city traffic count at the corner. The state will check the survey before granting permission for the sign. Tierney refused to speculate how long this process would take.
Stephen D. Isaacs '59, sponsor of a petition signed by 225 members of Adams House asking for a sign at the corner, expressed satisfaction about the impending action. In the past three weeks, two injury-causing collisions have occurred at the corner. Tierney labeled the number of accidents at the corner as "quite a few. That's why we want to put a stop sign there."
While the city is now taking the first steps for erecting a stop sign, there remain many places where action may be blocked. Until the sign can be erected, two surveys and numerous official decisions on both local and state levels must be made.