Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Never Mind

Lincoln Avenue and Amity Street intersection (120' no parking on either side of Lincoln Ave.)

The Amherst Select Board backed way way off the original plan presented to them at their last meeting (6/15) which made both sides of the entire length of Lincoln Avenue a "No Parking" or "Tow Zone."

Instead the SB voted unanimously last night to restrict parking 30 feet on both sides of Gaylord Street, 30 feet south of Elm Street on the west side of Lincoln, 30 feet south of McClellan on the east side of Lincoln and 120 feet on both sides of Lincoln from the two major intersections, Amity Street and Northampton Road aka Route 9.

Original Plan

Select Board member Connie Kruger was concerned about signage and striping to indicate where the new regulations apply.  At their 8/31 meeting town staff will show the Select Board the new signs if they are installed by then, otherwise a GIS map showing where they will go and an illustration of what they look like.

 Lincoln Avenue is currently the next street over from where the Town Center Parking District ends.

According to the new Downtown Parking Report (delivered to the Select Board last night): "Existing and expanded business activity in this area and its close proximity to downtown make expansion of permit parking into this area (Lincoln Avenue) worth considering."


Anonymous said...

Like I suggested before, just park on the neighbors' lawns. Give em $50 and they'll shut up, trust me.

Anonymous said...

I only posted that comment because there weren't any on this post and it looked so lonely.

Larry Kelley said...

It is kind of interesting that the Select Board meeting five weeks ago was packed with Lincoln Avenue neighbors loudly complaining about the draconian parking measures the town first entertained, but then on Monday when Chair Alisa Brewer asked if there were any public comments (since the Public Hearing had been extended until then) not a single person spoke up.

Anonymous said...

I suspect it's because the residents of Lincoln Avenue were in agreement with the revised change; commenting would only be superfluous and take up more time than was necessary.

Larry Kelley said...

Yep. That's pretty much what Chair Alisa Brewer said when no one spoke up.