To the Editor:
What used to be a quiet country downtown has turned into an urban traffic nightmare.
The Downtown Corridor Project started out years ago to be a plan to mitigate congestion in the downtown area That goal is no longer realistic. There are more cars, more trucks and more people discovering shortcuts using their GPS.
Straightening the Grove Street/Main Street intersection to relieve traffic congestion is now only a dream.
Anyone who presently thinks that you can safely bicycle through Hopkinton definitely has a death wish. Why should “The Project” take private property to construct bicycle lanes that will give a false sense of security? Do any of the “The Project” pictures show bicyclists riding side by side with 10-ton construction trucks or 18-wheelers?
The goals of the Downtown Corridor Project are no longer valid. Please stop the intrusive easements on private property. Pave Main Street, fix the sidewalks, plant some trees and be done with it.
End Hopkinton’s proposed downtown nightmare!
— Rick Kelly, Hopkinton