Where Do Drivers Speed Most in Belmont?

Is it Trapelo Road? Pleasant Street? The long stretches of Concord Avenue? You tell us.

We all know there are spots where people tend to speed in Belmont?

Tell us in the comments section which are the most dangerous and might need a raised section, another stop sign, more crosswalks or another measure to slow down traffic. 

Then next Wednesday, we'll run a poll based on the top five answers we received in this callout.

Martha Loftus August 11, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Now that Goden Street/Oakley Road is paved, that stretch has become a magnet for speeding cars, especially those who are trying to get from Concord Avenue to Trapelo Road in a hurry. Perhaps a speedbump by the Chenery School could help slow down drivers once they clear the stop sign at Washington. They have taken away the crosswalks near Chenery on Oakley Road so it feels like you are taking a huge risk on your life if you try and cross Oakley.
Sally Traniello August 11, 2012 at 01:14 AM
School Street---Fom Goden St to Washington St is a speeders delight. Residents have difficulty getting in and out of their driveways. Drivers r ide on your tail and beep their horn when they can't pass you. Courtesy is very much lacking. Another problem are the 4 way stop sign intersections. Drivers just ignore them and keep on driving. These areas need to be monitored more frequently "U" Turns on Leonard st., Trapelo rd.,Common St are a frequent occuences and there is never a policeman around.
Linda Aste-Surro August 11, 2012 at 02:55 AM
We need a 4-way stop sign at the intersection of Slade & Creeley. I've lived here for about 5 years and witnessed quite a few accidents and several near misses! Drivers race down Slade and those traveling on Creeley barely stop at the stop sign!
David Chase August 11, 2012 at 03:46 AM
I think the bump-outs are great. We had to cross Trapelo (one way or another) for 13 years getting kids to Butler, and it was not until the bump-out was installed that I felt safe doing it at the crosswalk. The more interesting question to me is why the whole road should not have its travel lanes similarly narrowed; if traffic can squeeze down to one lane in each direction without causing a jam (and it did not; all those years crossing at rush hour in the morning and picking up at the afterschool at rush hour in the evening, I would have seen it), why not squeeze down it along the entire street? If people can't drive in a civil fashion, why reward them with more pavement to be jerks in?
David Chase August 11, 2012 at 03:48 AM
4-way at Slade and Upland, and 4-way at Common and Hastings/Washington. Biggest worries about kids walking to/from Chenery was those two intersections.


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