Cobblestone: Charming . . . and Dangerous
"Albany, NY spent $2.5 million this year for a face-lift of the trendy street, including planting new trees, replacing sidewalks and installing historic streetlights. One highlight is the Belgian block stones that adorn each four-way intersection...Experts acknowledge that cobblestone surfaces tend to be dicier for automobile tires... a regional spokesman for the state Department of Transportation [said the cobblestone intersections] tend to serve as a 'traffic calming method,' encouraging drivers to slow down, and as an aesthetic enhancement."
Thanks to Sam Gold