Stop Lights vs Stop Signs

Published: Feb. 22, 2018 at 3:10 PM CST
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To help move traffic and pedestrians more safely and efficiently, the city of Bowling Green is studying the possibility of changing from stop lights to stop signs at two intersections.

The intersections involved are 8th and State, and 8th and College Streets. The study will take 90 days to determine if the change is merited.

"We wanna make sure that cars are at a stop at each of the intersections," says City Public Works Director Greg Meredith. "We want the downtown to be more walkable. And yet we want the intersection to still be efficient and move traffic and be safe of course."

Meredith says if the study shows that stop signs would be more efficient, the traffic signals will be taken down and the sidewalk will be reinstalled to make the intersections safe as 4-way stops.