Meeting to talk about the impact of Longmont’s new grant for Quiet Zones on the Historic Eastside TONIGHT March 1 7.30s at Wibby’s. Please join us!
Longmont just got a huge grant for quiet zones, so why does the Historic Eastside still have to reduce it accessibility and walkability? Especially near a school zone?
Here is some text from the article:
“Staff reported to Council last July that the first priority for signal-system upgrades would be the BNSF crossings at Third, Fourth, Sixth and Longs Peak Avenues, along with the closing of the Fifth Avenue crossing, at an estimated $3.2 million in construction costs.
That would focus … on reducing train horn noise in eastside Longmont neighborhoods in an area generally bounded by Main Street on the west, Ninth Avenue on the north, Lashley Street on the east and Third Avenue on the south.
The overall projects are expected to include closing of Fifth Avenue where it crosses the tracks and Terry Street where it crosses the tracks, staff told Council last summer, because Longmont wants to build a new at-grade Boston Avenue crossing as part of the city’s long-term transportation plans.
BNSF’s policy has been that it will oppose new at-grade crossings inside Longmont unless two other existing street crossings are closed, staff said.”