Re: [MysticCrossing] Re: Meeting on the Wellington / Rt 28 Underpass
- --- kenmedford <kenneth.krause@...> wrote:
> --- Jon Niehof <jon_niehof@...> wrote:Ken--
> > And probably illegal under Massachusetts law.
> Actually, these accommodations are REQUIRED by law, although
> you'd never know it.
I was replying to your message which said "lack of"; lacking
accommodation for cyclists and pedestrians is in violation of
the Paulsen bill.
I'm familiar with the Paulsen bill, the new design manual (I
commented on it), and the Romney 20-year transportation plan
(which sadly appears to be dead now, as the revised version was
MUCH better and something I was proud be part of). Unfortunately
DCR has not adopted the MHD design manual as there is a strong
resistance to either expanding pavement on parkland or doing
anything that could be perceived as limiting the carrying
capacity for high-speed motorists. Nonmotorized transportation
(whether "business" or "pleasure") gets caught in the middle.
Commissioner Burrington "got it" (as a cyclist) and I hope
whomever is the new permanent commissioner will similarly
understand the balance.
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