Make Centennial Ave/Washington St. Intersection Safe

Make Centennial Ave/Washington St. Intersection Safe

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Harry Rumble started this petition to City of Gloucester

In the intersection of Centennial Ave and Washington Street in Gloucester, MA is one of the most dangerous stretches of road in the city. This  intersection is at the central point for two main roads of the city, and also is one of the busiest areas in the city. Every day, this intersection is subject to dense traffic. During the week, at the height of the work-commute, (in the morning and late -afternoon) traffic leaving and going to the rotary adds to the volume of cars. When school is in session (recently, this has not been an issue) people leaving and going to the high school, adds even more volume to the above-mentioned commute traffic. And then, on the weekends, the density does not decrease as people coming and going out of town keeps the volume, and in the summer that increases ten fold! 

To make the situation worse, is the pattern of cars that are allowed to park on the side of the street to accommodate the local businesses. Cars parked to the left or right of this intersection, makes it impossible for cars leaving Centennial Ave to see any of the oncoming traffic. Drivers have to edge out almost completely onto Washington Street to see beyond the parked cars to evaluate if they can leave. Drivers on either side of traffic on Washington Street, also cannot see the other cars leaving Centennial Ave until they are going right through intersection because of the parking. Parking needs to be more restricted at this intersection to make it safer for all drivers! Local businesses will need to understand this situation. 

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