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Petition aiming to make Mass. Ave. safer

UPDATED March 1: The following petition plea from Everywhere Arlington Livable Streets (EALS) was circulated by Jennifer Susse. Questions? Contact her at jennifer.susse at gmail.com. The petition ends Saturday, March 5.

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The EALS petition is intended to push town officials to make Mass. Ave. safer and more accessible for everyone, no matter their transportation mode. The town must provide a mix of “quick-build” improvements – e.g., flashing beacons or median islands at unsignalized crosswalks, elimination of gaps in the bike lane network -- while continuing to focus on longer-term reconstruction projects in Arlington Center and at the Mass. Ave./Appleton intersection.

The petition includes four principles:

      1. Improved crosswalks,
      2. Continuous bike lanes,
      3. More reliable bus service, and
      4. Better parking management---intended to inform the implementation of some safety enhancements in the next 18 months, with others in 2024 and beyond.
To sign the petition, click here >>
 

 This plea for a petition was published Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, and updated March 1.

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