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7813005

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Cambridge, MA

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with decreased flow rate of cars because of Coronavirus, the drivers that *are* driving on Western Ave - one of the only wide, straight, well-paved streets with a separated bike lane in town - are going much too fast, some easily more than 40mph. In addition to the obvious safety issue, this is a quality if life issue as well, because drivers breaking the law and driving 40 is much louder than them driving 20.

here are some suggestions:
- actually enforce the laws that are in the books and pull over drivers who drive over the speed limit (this is great for the city too! think of all the traffic fines!)
- pour pebbles over the road to make driving 40 mph a less attractive option
- reduce the street to just three lanes for cars (i.e.: two for storing private property in the road and one for driving) so as to widen the sidewalk z reduce the street to just three lanes for cars (i.e.: two for storing private property in the road and one for driving) so as to widen the sidewalk especially on the south side of the street.
- reduce the street to just three lanes for cars (i.e.: two for storing private property in the road and one for driving) so as to open a contraflow bike lane going from the river to Central Sq in the closed lane because people already bike the wrong way in the bike path
- take the garbage bins that often get dumped in the bike lane and push them into the street to reduce it's width and make Western appear more winding like the rest of the streets in town.
- put signs and streetlights in the middle of the lane just like they are usually placed in the middle of sidewalks. instead of hindering people who push strollers or use wheelchairs, let them get in the way of lawless drivers
- actually enforce the laws that are in the books and pull over drivers who drive over the speed limit (this is great for the city too! think of all the traffic fines!)


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