The pedestrians in the Lalor Street area need a safer route across the 129 highway. The Senior Housing is on one side of 129 and the Shopping center that includes a grocery store, a Dunkin Donuts, a bank, a pizza restaurant are on the other side. Crossing guards are on duty during the day but I believe the time has come to look toward a safer and more permanent solution for both the
safety of pedestrians as well as improving mobility for residents to walk freely and regularly. Most residents in that area are elderly and are intimated by the traffic. Providing a standard ( much like a train station walkway) pedestrian walkway with an elevator for disabled and elderly folks would be ideal. The number of accidents and fatalities of pedestrians would be completely eliminated and the need for a crossing guard would also no longer be necessary. Perhaps federal money could be marshaled for this endeavor as the population in that area is urban, minority based and under served.