Where Do Drivers Speed Most in Wellesley?

Is there an area of town or a road where speeders are prevalent?

We all know there are spots where people tend to speed in Wellesley.

Tell us in the comments section which are the most dangerous and might need a raised section, another stop sign, more crosswalks, a roundabout or another measure to slow traffic. Then next Wednesday, we'll run a poll based on the top five answers we received in the callout.

Marisol A. Rodriguez August 02, 2012 at 01:15 PM
Weston Rd @ Elmwood Rd. - there really should be a raised pedestrian crossing for the Bates children to cross at. I feel that having the raised crossing will somewhat slow down these speed demons in the morning. This is the only reason I won't allow my children to walk to school alone. I'm petrified of it.
Chris Keating August 03, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Walnut Street. It has become a shortcut....during the morning everyone is rushing to wherever and the evening it is the same....the very least that should be done would be a sign that says "Local traffic"
Paul Leslie-Smith August 03, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Cedar Street off Walnut. Drivers often accellerate through the intersection to make the traffic light so are usually doing 50mph plus by the time they approach the Schofield crossing. There have been a number of vehicle accidents in Cedar and, unfortunately, its only a matter of time before a pedestrian is seriously hurt... or worse. Given that Cedar has become a 'fast' short cut to Route 9 speed bumps should be placed 100 yards either side of the Schofield crossing. After the regular speedsters have got airborne a few times they will learn to be more cautious!
karen August 06, 2012 at 12:34 PM
I agree with Weston @ Elmwood. The other end of Weston has been give numerous traffic "calming solutions" , to suddenly end them only encourages drivers to speed up. like they do before reaching Weston @ Linden. After all the blinking lights, crosswalks , flashing speed indicators and slow down lights , people are ready to make up for lost time and the blinking lights only give them license to speed up more so no one can cut in front of them at Linden. Weston Road needs help all the way from the Weston Town line to its end @ Washington Street.
sunca01 August 06, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Benvenue St. is used as a shortcut to Route 9. The cars are going much too fast - especially in the morning and evening hours. As there is no sidewalk I cannot allow my kids to walk to their friends or school. It is even too dangerous to allow the kids to play in the front yard. Speed bumps might be a good solution.


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