By Arthur Moore
Now that people are driving more due to the virus our roads are much more congested than usual to the point of having long lines of traffic now due to both the virus and the city implementing changes to help us, NOT! Broadway Winter Hill is brutal once again. Backups during the day and weekends. No need of this as the road changes implemented last year that didn’t work when they did this and it still does not work for everyone.
Time to make it right. Time to do away with the those red bus lanes whose purpose now is to be used less with buses with less people on them as the MBTA reduces the amount of service we get due to being in debt and less use now. So we need to get with the program. Getting rid of the silly poles would be a plus for businesses and mobility challenged people which the city has something against due to their constant work of making lives miserable for both.
It’s time to be realistic and stop persecuting businesses and the taxpayers. You are creating problems for the people of Somerville by doing things that have no business being done here as it does not work on our problems here. These ideas worked in some places and just taking those ideas and dumping them on us with no knowledge of how to work them is not the way to run a city. Kindly do away with them and get some help in traffic that has some understanding of how to do that job.
This whole city has turned into one miserable big mess. There is no need of this. Hire qualified help. Not jobs given as favors. Or is it the plan of this city to make its residents miserable? There is no other reason for this.
Why is our Ward four elected council member not out there working for us? Not speaking out for the taxpayers? Where is he? It’s like we have no one here working for us. No wonder this ward is in this kind of mess.
The new building on the corner of Temple now advertises it has on sight parking. Not so. The customers for the hairdresser and nail salon park at the old star, those that can. The ones that can’t don’t have the handicapped parking they need in front of the businesses as the city took them away once they moved in. Where was the ward four council member then to speak out and stop this?