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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ghosts Are People Boo.......Too (UPDATED)



Mayor Skibitsky has stated on numerous occasions that there are many people that support the new location of the pedestrian signal at the cul-de-sac'd intersection of Central Ave. & Cambridge Rd.

TFoTM supports the installation of a pedestrian light but questions the transparency of the process that ultimately moved the light from it's original proposed location of Central Ave. & Clover St. to it's current mid-block location.

The Fact of The Matter has yet to identify anyone that supports this new location except for the Mayor's fellow council members.  There are some council members beginning to question the placement of the light at it's current location as opposed to it's original proposed location. 

UPDATE:  TFoTM has identified at least one other person that supported the new location of the pedestrian light.  Councilman Mark Ciarrocca has leaned heavily on the Town Council formed Citizen's Traffic Safety Advisory Committee's findings to defend the current location of the pedestrian light.  One person from the neighborhood of Central & Clover was appointed to that committee.

TFoTM has attempted to find out whether or not any of the (6) citizen's chosen for this committee are "experts" in traffic safety engineering.  Up to this point in time, the town has not produced any evidence that any of the committee members were "experts" in the field of traffic safety engineering.

The Westfield Police Department's experts in traffic safety were excluded from the process to determine the location of the pedestrian signal.   WHY WERE THEY EXCLUDED?  The Mayor and Town Council members have avoided answering this question on numerous occasions.  Might they have suggested locating the pedestrian signal at the intersection of Central & Clover?  Just a thought Mayor..........

Go to the Westfield Patch at  http://westfield.patch.com/articles/stop-light-battle-escalates for complete coverage of Tuesday night's Town Council meeting.


1 comment:

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