Traffic may lessen if pond changes

Published Aug 20, 2013 at 05:00AM

I note there is considerable controversy surrounding the Franklin Avenue/Riverside Boulevard/Broadway Street construction activity. Listening to the pro vs. con discussion, I wonder why there is no discussion about the real need for spending over $1 million for improvements at all. I question why improvements in pedestrian safety and vehicle parking are any issue, because as Mirror Pond becomes a mosquito-ridden swamp or a raging river as some feel it should become, I don’t believe there will be much pedestrian traffic or vehicle parking in that area anyway.

Charles Porter

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