Jo-Ann Michalak

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Commented on Winchester Master Plan 2030 1 month, 1 week ago
I agree with Master Plan consultant's point that we need town committee input on a realistic step for 2030 in order to reach our longer term goal.
Supported a comment by Elizabeth Cregger on Winchester Master Plan 2030 1 month, 1 week ago
Elizabeth Cregger
Sounds like a good discussion for the Planning Board.
Supported a comment by Elizabeth Cregger on Winchester Master Plan 2030 1 month, 1 week ago
Elizabeth Cregger
Not sure what various percentages could look like interns of infrastructure changes or additional greening in the center.
Supported a comment by Tory Bunting on Winchester Master Plan 2030 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Tory Bunting
OK. If we're talking traffic calming: Palmer to Lake to the intersection with Main is a FREEWAY. I've lived here for 17 years, and except for when the tennis courts have lots of use/parked cars, the cars and trucks drive at 40-45 MPH regularly. I've seen and recorded the temporary speed check at 45-50 at all times of day. MANY children and adolescents walk from Fletcher and the Flats to WHS and McCall along this side walk across from the Cemetery, and there are no barriers between the speeding cars /service trucks and the sidewalk. That descending hill and curve from Palmer to Lake is where the road narrows, but cars fly over that. Once a Subaru skidded onto the sidewalk and landed on our Stone wall, straddling it, at normal speed after hitting snow/ice but in clear weather, mid-morning. We have upwards of 20 school age children and younger living at Wedge Pond Condos alone. Many want to walk to school (Lynch) and do walk/bike to McCall and WHS. There is only one 30mph speed limit sign on the hill along the Cemetery after Middlesex. The speed limit should be POSTED 25 mph on Lake and 30 on Palmer with speed recording signs like I've seen in other streets with less speed (Loring, Bacon etc.). We're always last to get town improvements-- perhaps because we have public housing and public elder housing on our street (Palmer)? Let's protect our children, elders and pedestrians/bicyclists and calm down this traffic. Please!
Supported a comment by Heidi DiLeo on Winchester Master Plan 2030 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Heidi DiLeo
We don't have to necessarily create more commercial buildings in the downtown area. On the Woburn line there's plenty of industrial space to create a well-planned commercial center, almost like what was done in Burlington, but on a smaller scale. We need to think outside the box, be creative, have a vision and plan.
Supported a comment by John Brown on Winchester Master Plan 2030 2 months ago
John Brown
Paul Hawken's book Drawdown could be a source of information for what are realistic and effective ways to cut the community's carbon footprint. 350MA Metro North (Winchester) has formed a group to study the book. Also, at Tufts OLLI in the fall there will be a climate change discussion group using Drawdown as its reference book.