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TELL US: What Should Westford Do About Town Center Parking?

Last week, the item was discussed to the Selectmen, today we want your ideas.

As anyone going to Westford's town center knows....parking always has the potential to be tight during parades or Blueberry Festivals or Farmers' Markets or Snow Emergencys or days ending in Y.

It caused headaches for the neighbors on Connell Drive, and has required parking restriction signs at certain times for Connolly Insurance and the Westford Museum.

So today we ask you: what's your solution? Ease wetland restrictions and expand parking behind the Town Hall complex or the J.V. Fletcher Library? Expand time limited spaces along the Common? Purchase that house next to Town Hall?

And for that matter, is parking even the biggest focus when it comes to Town Center issues, or is it even the worst parking situation in town?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments

Amber January 28, 2013 at 11:32 PM
I agree that our BoS needs a serious reality check when it comes to prioritizing and saving the town money. STOP wasting money on legal opinions that are tilting at windmills. STOP dumping money into the bottomless pit at EBC. START bringing class sizes within SC guidelines, drop some Central Office admin. Consolidate van routes, one van for 2 students is wasteful. START making some painful cuts without taxing and feeing us to death because you don't have the cojones to really delve into a long-term solution.
James Andolini January 28, 2013 at 11:35 PM
One thing teachers and increasingly residents seem to agree on-time has come for a SC change in personnel.
bob January 29, 2013 at 12:45 AM
I agree move the farmers market to a better location. There is no reason to have it on the common. In my opinion the Common is dangerous place to have functions. It is surrounded by very busy roads on all sides. People flying around the corner to get 495 and 110. Make the common a round about to make the traffic flow Better. This town is fighting to keep its "small town" feel but seems to keep building strip malls everywhere?
Bill February 02, 2013 at 04:10 PM
DO NOT WORRY: The town of Westford will not have a parking problem soon, if the proposed, unconstitutional gun ban is approved. Since 32% of American households own guns, we will pack up and move out of this town. We will take our cars, bank accounts and shopping to any of the nearby cities that believe in the Constitution of America and you'll get the parking spots back that you so desperately seem to need.
Mike February 02, 2013 at 05:10 PM
Bill, there's nothing about the proposed law that's "unconstitutional." That word keeps getting thrown around fairly freely, so it would help to stop and consider that there are actually some strong legal standing for restricting types of weapons. I support the 2A, and like sport shooting, and have a healthy love for ARs chambered in .308 -- but I keep telling folks to please, please, please read Justice Scalia's opinion in DC vs. Heller.

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