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.