From: Lisa Neylan
Date: Sun, Jan 21, 2018 at 6:39 PM
Subject: Merrimon Ave Widening Project: Dangerous and anti-community
I live on Murdock Avenue and I cross Merrimon almost daily to use the bike path that runs along W.T. Weaver. I have almost been hit by cars turning left from W.T. Weaver several times. Merrimon is already dangerous enough, we do not need to increase the volume and speed of traffic.
I also patronize several businesses on Merrimon on a weekly basis. One of the reasons I purchased my home was due to the walkability of the area. People are migrating toward areas of greater walkability, not less. To widen streets to make them more car-friendly is going backward, not forward. Look at where housing prices have shot up lately–it’s in the walkable areas. Let’s be smart about development and make the Merrimon Ave corridor MORE walkable, not less.