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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Lincoln Street Closes, Still no Parking

Um, excuse us, but did the town vote to SHUT DOWN the entryway from Lincoln Ave. onto the UMass Campus? For the first few weeks of school, barricades were set up, police were patrolling and ticketing anyone who tried to go around the barricades, traffic was altered, and all of this without much notice at all. So, our question is the following: why does the town act so quickly to do some radical street alterations and, at the same time, drag their feet when it comes time to offer center residents a 24-hour parking space during the winter? The answer: people who don't have driveways/off-street parking are the ones renting apartments in buildings. Those on Lincoln are the landed gentry. Come on Town Hall! It is NOT THAT HARD to open up 24 hour parking for the center residents. You shut down an entire street, you can do this. The spaces are already there.


  • At 10:36 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Amherst Town Hall really doesn't care about the people in the apartment buildings folks. Lincoln Ave is home to the elite, apartment renters are transitory. They could care less about making your lives easier. They have been ignoring letters and doing nothing about 24-hour parking for center residents for YEARS now. It is the easiest issue to resolve, they just don;t care.

  • At 9:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    yeah, they don't care. this town is not interested in people living in cheap housing. they act like we are an inconvenience.


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