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For years, or at least since the covering of river “Prasorema” and the widening of the Agios Riganaki intersection, a mild vehicular anarchy has reigned at that location. The addition of a few thousand extra (confused, lost) vehicles in summer worsens the situation enough to warrant this suggestion for a few minor adjustments.
The plan presented here would be to erect a carefully placed traffic island in the middle of the intersection (shown in pink). As the illustration shows, the traffic patterns would remain basically the same. The sadly useless and ignored STOP sign would be moved further toward the intersection (yellow line) where stopped drivers could actually SEE left toward the Stafilos road and right onto to the Periferiako.
Drivers from Stafilos and the Periferiako have the right of way to continue straight or, traffic permitting, turn onto the super wide boulevard to the port. This pattern would remain as would the thought that drivers from the port would stop before turning right to the Periferiako or left toward Stafylos
Among the current problems is the failure of many (most?) drivers coming from Stafilos to use turn signals when intending a right turn onto the port road. This leads to confusion among drivers approaching the intersection from the Periferiako (who generally do use their turn signals). One solution, which seems to have developed spontaneously, is that careful drivers coming from Stafylos are using their LEFT turn signal briefly to let oncoming drivers know that they intend to continue straight on. Funny.
The only difficulty I can see with this rough plan for a traffic island is the difficulty that Apostolos Goumas might have negotiating the left turn from the Periferiako to the port road with his super-long freight transporter.