pearl-4way Four-way stops would be created at the intersections of Pearl and Chestnut streets and one block north, at Pearl and Oakland streets.

Encouraged by the four-way stop created earlier this year at Bridge Avenue and Chestnut Street, Red Bank is planning a couple of additional foursomes.

Mayor Pasquale Menna nudged the idea into gear at Monday night’s bimonthly council meeting, saying residents in the area of Pearl Street between Oakland and Chestnut streets had asked for the change in their neighborhood, too.

Those residents “have seen the success” at Chestnut and Bridge, Menna said. “The bottom line is that people are driving more slowly. Our accident rate there, even minor accidents, has declined.

“I don’t see the downside, if it helps in calming traffic,” Menna added.

Menna also called on public utilities director Gary Watson to survey residents in the area of Garfield Place and Broad Street, opposite the Foodtown supermarket, to gauge their interest in being included in the borough’s permit parking program.

Menna said some residents had asked for the change because visitors to nearby commercial properties often take up parking spaces in front of their homes.