Bike Safety Update for Wellesley Selectmen Tonight
The Board of Selectmen will hear updates on bike safety and the Washington Street reconstruction project at tonight's meeting.
The Selectmen will hear new plans tonight, which have beaten one of the Town Meeting warrant articles to the punch.
At 7:30 p.m. tonight, the Wellesley Board of Selectmen will hear an update on bicycle safety, according to an announcement on the Town website yesterday. Part of the discussion will also focus on Washington Street's reconstruction efforts.
The Board will also hear public input, and is inviting comments by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are also two articles on the Wellesley Town Meeting Warrant about bike safety. Articles 37 and 38 focus on bike riding and allowing children to cycle on Weston Road sidewalks. According to a Patch announcement posted by Town Meeting Member Robert Edwards, part of tonight's meeting will accomplish the goal of Article 37 without Town Meeting.
For those unable to make the meeting itself, it will air on the Wellesley Channel, live on their website, and on Comcast channel 8 and Verizon channel 40. It is also available OnDemand at www.wellesleymedia.org shortly after the meeting.
For many, bike safety became a concern after last August, when Wellesley cyclist Alexander Motsenigos was struck by a truck and lost his life at the intersection of Linden Street and Weston Road. When the Grand Jury returned with its verdict, they elected not to indict driver Dana McCoomb, which angered the cycling community. The Motsenigos family is seeking a civil suit.
What kinds of bike safety improvements would you like to see? What kinds of changes should the town consider?