Ogunquit attracts thousands to its great beaches and large selection of restaurants, but it fails to address the problem of constant traffic backups on Rt 1. It has taken up to one hour to make the 2 mile stretch toward Beach St from the south. The major reasons include traffic volume, a large concentrated number of restaurants, motels, numerous closely spaced pedestrian crosswalks and feeder roads and,no traffic light to manageall of this With no traffic light every pedestrian simply assumes the right to step out to cross Rt 1. Bicyclists also take advantage of weaving in between cars thus making driving slower and more dangerous.
Traffic travelling north to Ogunquit via towns with traffic signals do not have such traffic nighmares. Ogunquit needs to seriously address the traffic problem with traffic signals.