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Letter: Nonsensical plan for downtown Concord

Re “Main Street down the road” (Monitor Local & State page, Jan. 18):

From the artist’s images it appears that parallel parking spaces along Main Street will take up considerably more room than angled spaces. It’s much easier and faster to pull into an angled space than to parallel park.

Some drivers are just not that skilled at parallel parking. Meanwhile the single lane of traffic behind a driver maneuvering into a parallel space will have to stop and wait. All this makes it hard to understand why parallel spaces are being considered at all.

As for relocating the brick clock tower, maybe there’s a clever way to pick it up and move it in one piece. More likely it would need to be taken apart and reassembled at significant expense.

The obvious question is, what’s wrong with the present location?

Also, surely Phenix Avenue can be closed to create a pocket park with fountains without a $7.85 million streetscape project.

Count me among those who do not see the logic of this whole scheme.



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