Saturday, July 20, 2024

Since the Cycling Safety Ordinance measures were installed on Massachusetts Avenue from Dudley Street to Alewife Brook Parkway, three related policy orders have been approved by the City Council. On Monday, two more orders were submitted. Unfortunately, in spite of pleas by local business owners, they have been charter righted and will not be discussed until the Jan. 10 meeting.

The local businesses have been suffering since Thanksgiving week from a loss of customers due to confusion and lack of parking. This is the busiest time for these businesses, during which they were hoping to recoup losses resulting from Covid restrictions. Unfortunately, thus far no immediate remedial actions have been taken by the city to help them.

I urge everyone to contact city councillors and ask that the removed parking meters along Massachusetts Avenue be restored for one-hour limited parking during the non-rush hours until a more permanent solution can be found. This would be a true gift of kindness during this holiday season.

Young Kim, Norris Street