Title

Residents of Portland's Deering Center initiated a study of traffic on Stevens A

Authors

Bob Young

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

5-4-1995

Pages

1, 8-12

Abstract

Residents of Portland's Deering Center initiated a study of traffic on Stevens Avenue, and as a result of their findings devised a plan to calm traffic on the heavily travelled commuter road. Resistance to the plan convinced the group to scale it back, and the compromise mirrors a retreat throughout Greater Portland and Maine by alternative transportation advocates. The Maine Sensible Transportation Act of 1991 is under attack, as powerful forces in the state push to widen the Maine Turnpike, build more roads and go to expensive lengths to help commuters get to their destinations a little faster. Details, related article on bike commuter Michael Pajak.

Subjects

Portland -- Streets, Stevens Avenue -- Portland, Traffic safety

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