Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,
This is just an old retired cops opinion. I didn’t think it could get any crazier in Somerville than Mass. Ave, Central Sq. Cambridge, with trucks, buses, m/v’s & bicyclist, competing against each other in an old fashion demolition derby.
Not to mention Emergency Vehicles trying to get through. But parking in the middle of Broadway in Somerville, in front of Trum field with the bike lane in between is beyond belief to me.
Kids getting in and out of cars, while they’re dodging traffic on one side and cyclist on the other. Cyclists speed by bus stops, caution and no parking signs in front of the park if they so choose. Do you know that in our ticket books, we can write a ticket for a car parked 12 inches from the curb, because it was deemed unsafe for vehicular traffic passing by?
Now it’s okay to park in the middle of the street, essentially double parking in the old days on a major city roadway in front of a park the length of city block?
I have responded to well over a thousand m/v accidents in the past. Why with this new parting system, make it easier to have one?
Unfortunately if an accident occurs there, it won’t be just a fender bender.
Again just an old retired cops opinion. 🤔
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