My perch in the Steam Laundry tower gives me a great view of these behemoth road signs.
Despite what these Big Green Monsters suggest, and what some in City Government apparently believe, the Triangle is a neighborhood, not a highway.
The Big Green Monsters make drivers think they’re on an Interstate when they’re actually driving through a residential area. I can’t think of any other neighborhood where interstate signs like these are tolerated. Not only are they hideous, they practically beg drivers to speed and ignore pedestrians.
I’d be curious whether anyone knows if these are Federal Big Green Monsters, or whether DDOT has jurisdiction. Sensible, neighborhood-appropriate signage is fine, but I think it’s time for the Big Green Monsters to go.
Editor’s note: Three blogs covered this topic yesterday. It began with The Other 35 Percent where Cary Silverman wrote “A Yale Loft resident suggested to me a small measure that could go a long way in changing that perception among NY Avenue drivers: get rid of the big green signs.” That Yale resident Cary referred to is the Triangle’s own SteamingMyLaundry.