Where Do Drivers Speed Most in Burlington?

Let's see if there's a consensus.

We all know there are spots where people tend to speed in Burlington?

Tell us in the comments section which are the most dangerous and might need a raised section, another stop sign, more crosswalks or another measure to slow down traffic. Then next Wednesday, we'll run a poll based on the top five answers we received in the callout.

Novelet Johnson August 01, 2012 at 11:08 AM
I live off of Middlesex turnpike and lately I need to walk to work. I would like to see sidewalk on both side of the road. I have also noticed that more people are walking. It is a very busy road and crossing from one side to the other is very dangerous.
Ruthann Covino August 01, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Donald Road
Michele August 01, 2012 at 02:01 PM
I live on Old Colony Road. People use this road as a way to travel to Bedford / Lexington St. There are children living on this street. The cars are speeding way to fast for this road, especially around the bend. There have been accidents on this road in the past and I don't want anymore accidents in the future.
JRTEMT August 01, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Rt3A - Town Overlay District from Center St. to Wilmington Rd. is supposed to be 35mph....Yeah, Right! And there are a ton of 'commuters' that blow through the traffic signals everyday. You take your life in your hands trying to cross the street, even at crosswalks and WALK signals. Most of these folks are just PASSING THRU town and don't live in the neighborhood so they don't seem to care.10:30pm sport motorcycles race home after their work shifts get out and use Cambridge St. / Winn St. as their tracks.
Northguy August 01, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Come on people, none of those locations are in Dedham, as the article asks. So, Burlingtonians, where in Dedham do people speed? [/snark] Seriously though, I sort of doubt it's usually even possible to speed in Burlington Center, just because 3A is a hot mess most of the time. Also, keep in mind that 25 or 30 MPH looks a lot faster to people outside of a car than to those in one, so you might think cars passing you are speeding, when they might be right at the limit. I also get the feeling that most people who speed are unaware of it too. Driving down Lexington St the other day, I maintained the posted limit, and still had a trail of cars right behind me (maybe even some of the posters above!). But if I had to guess, in addition to the aforementioned Lexington St, I would say people tend to speed on the back side of Center St, between the Center School and Winn St. Also, Chandler Road seems hazardous, mostly because of its frequent dips and narrowness.
Rose Johnson August 01, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Skilton Lane about 5-10 minutes after high school ends for the day!!!
LS August 01, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Novelette Moodie - My understanding is that pedestrians aren't allowed on the Middlesex Turnpike. I don't necessarily agree with it, but you're not going to see a sidewalk unless they change the rules of that road.
J. Parker August 01, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Hmmm....First time I've heard that about Middlesex Turnpike. If that is the case, then I wish they'd get those beggers off the median strip.
Kp August 01, 2012 at 07:30 PM
South Bedford St...cut thru fom mall road to Lexington
Northguy August 02, 2012 at 05:08 PM
That's not exactly true. It is a non-limited access public way and, by right (and state law), is open for use by anyone using any legal means of transport (car, tractor, horse cart, moped, bicycle and, yes, foot). Unfortunately, its very poor design strongly discourages pedestrian use.


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