23 Aug 2014
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Residents Advocate Re-Opening MBTA Station Entrance

Residents say re-opening the east entrance to the MBTA station would improve Braintree's Independence Avenue neighborhood.

Residents Advocate Re-Opening MBTA Station Entrance
South Quincy residents are pushing for the City of Quincy to re-open the Independence Avenue entrance to the Quincy Adams MBTA Station – a move that would also benefit those living in North Braintree and students at Archbishop Williams High School.

"We propose that the city of Quincy open the Independence Avenue entrance to the Quincy Adams MBTA station and extend the existing MBTA residential permit parking zone to include the area surrounding Independence Avenue in order to prevent commuters who do not live in the area from parking on our streets and walking to the T," petitioners wrote on Change.org

As of Monday morning, 134 people had signed the online petition. Advocates have also started a Facebook page pushing for the re-opening.

The MBTA closed the east pedestrian entrance to Quincy Adams in the late 1980s after concerns about illegal parking.

Among the benefits to opening the entrance, according to petitioners:
  • increased real estate values
  • saving nearby residents time and money
  • environment benefits
See the petition here.

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