A reader recently wrote with a couple of questions:
2) What’s the purpose of the cameras on local traffic light posts, such as at the Cedar/Walnut and Kingsbury/Linden intersections? If they’re designed to trigger light changes when no traffic is coming, they aren’t doing that, according to the reader.
Wellesley Police Department Deputy Chief Jack Pilecki kindly provided us with answers:
1) The speed sign is a new device and needed some programming work. It is now only flashing when drivers exceed the speed limit. (The reader who inquired confirmed this is the case now.)
2) The reader is correct that the cameras are supposed to give a waiting vehicle a green light if no one is approaching from another direction, though the Kingsbury/Linden intersection is more complicated in that it coordinates with the Washington/State Street intersection to help provide bridge backups. If you notice specific lights aren’t operating correctly, please contact either the police or Wellesley Municipal Light Plant.