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Let the rest of us have gates, too

September 1, 2013
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

In Mr. Smith's recent "Opinion" piece, referring to the controversy over Wyndemere streets, I have to say I agree with him wholeheartedly! When I lived for 12 years in the Washington Bottom area and needed to go to north Parkersburg, I traveled up Murdoch Avenue, then onto Emerson Avenue. Not having been raised here, I knew nothing about the so-called "shortcut" over Quincy Hill. And when I purchased a house on top of the hill, realtors, naturally, weren't mentioning anything about the amount of traffic on that street (let alone the speed of many travelers). We who reside here on the hilltop would like nothing better than to have a "gate" at one end or the other, so the street would no longer be a "shortcut" to and from north Parkersburg, but somehow I doubt the city would approve that! (We don't even have speed limit signs at either end, which I have been discussing recently with our district councilman...and, no, I am not naive enough to think that 25 mph signs will slow all people down, but it might give them a "mental nudge" the speed limit is not 35 or 45!)



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