Protect West Roxbury's Residential And Business Areas: Oppose "Road Diet" On Centre Street

Protect West Roxbury's Residential And Business Areas: Oppose "Road Diet" On Centre Street

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West Roxbury Safety Association started this petition to Boston Transportation Department (BTD)

Please protect all of our streets and local businesses by signing this petition in opposition to the proposed Road Diet for

Centre Street in West Roxbury.

Reducing  the  number  of  travel  lanes  in  each  direction  would  cause  increased  traffic  congestion  on  Centre  Street,  which would divert vehicles onto surrounding residential side streets, putting residents, in particular our children, in danger. More traffic  congestion  and  loss  of  parking  in  the  core  of  West  Roxbury’s  commercial  district  would  have  a  lasting  negative impact on our local businesses. In addition, the proposed Road Diet reconfiguration would hinder Emergency Services such as fire trucks, ambulances, and police vehicles.

Our Main Concerns:

o Safety On All Of Our Streets

o Losing Local Small Businesses

o Increased Response Times for Emergency Services

o More Traffic Congestion

We share concerns about pedestrian safety and encourage the exploration of alternative safety measures and are open to further discussions on this, such as the implementation of high visibility crosswalks and on- demand traffic signals. We urge the City of Boston to take measures to improve our existing crosswalks, to add walk signals or crosswalks as appropriate, and to implement common sense safety measures where deemed necessary.

We request  that  the  Boston  Transportation  Department  (BTD) provide at least one alternative plan that addresses safety concerns along Centre Street but that does not reduce travel lanes. We understand that any such plan would not be a final plan but we insist that at least one other plan be presented. It is important that all West Roxbury residents actually have a say in what happens in and to our neighborhood rather than BTD and our elected officials just pushing through their agenda.

We will send the signed petition to all our other elected officials as well as to the Boston Transportation Department.

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