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LETTER: Cars on Mass. Ave. Go Too Fast

The following is a Letter to the Editor from Margaret Nichols, an Everett Street resident.

My husband and I are writing IN FAVOR of the Mass. Ave. Corridor Project.

Having lived in Arlington since I was a child back in the 1940s, I am very excited about getting this done. We live on Everett Street where I sit for the longest time at Mass. Ave. while attempting to exit onto a roadway that encourages speeding traffic. After leaving the light at the fire station in Arlington Center, the speed for most vehicles increases to the point of disbelief. I have witnessed so many people attempting to cross Mass. Ave. on a crosswalk while almost being hit by speeding cars.

Also, the bicycle safety must be addressed with more and more cyclists out there. This project will also help alleviate this problem. Add to that the beautification of an area I have loved my entire life, I see no reason this project shouldn't take place with the funding available.

Margaret Nichols
Everett Street

Elizabeth Miles February 28, 2013 at 09:56 PM
All I know is that when they narrow Mass Ave in East Arlington it will take that much longer to get to work. And that's good because?????
Tim March 01, 2013 at 04:40 AM
Hey Lady If you think they travel fast on Mass ave wait til this project is done. Well your street is a one way towards Mass Ave. But what about all the side streets around you ? Bates, Grafton, River street... YUP they are already raceways , now it is only going to get worse..... Keep Dreaming if you think this project is going to slow traffic down it is only going to be a nightmare.
winifredtigerlily March 19, 2013 at 10:22 AM
Speeding cars is an enforcement problem ... where are the police?
Jane Doh March 21, 2013 at 07:03 PM
I can understand the appeal of the Mass Ave Corridor project, but chuckle over the hyperbole of proponents likening Mass Ave to a "highway" or "freeway," neither of which is correct.

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