Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Centre/Langley diet opportunity

When I wrote the previous entry about Herrick and Union, I was sure that I had written a post dedicated to the woefully overlarge Centre/Langley intersection. Turns out, I'd only mentioned it in another post. It merits its own discussion and amateur Photoshopped satellite picture.

There is so much too much asphalt at Centre and Langley. The city could easily reduce that first part of Langley by 10 to 15 feet and revert a huge amount of the intersection to sidewalk, grass, or both, with no negative effect on vehicles making the turn from Centre to Langley. Of course, it would reduce the crosswalk by the equivalent of a travel lane, extend the green, and generally be a huge step in making Newton Centre more pedestrian friendly.

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