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Jamaica Pond Assoc. to Discuss Proposed New South St. Traffic Light

Local officials will meet on Monday night; get the full agenda here.

The location of the proposed traffic light would be at the South Street intersection. Credit: Google Maps
The location of the proposed traffic light would be at the South Street intersection. Credit: Google Maps

The Jamaica Pond Association on Monday will discuss updates regarding a new traffic light proposed for the South Street area. 

The JPA previously joined the Sumner Hill Association, the Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association, JP Centre/South Main Streets and the JP Neighborhood Council in writing a letter to the Boston Transportation Department Commissioner requesting a new traffic light be installed at South Street near the Soldier's Monument that would be integrated with the other traffic lights nearby that are currently just pedestrian activated, the JPA said.  

The letter also requested cars be able to take a left turn coming out of Eliot Street under traffic light control and avoid having those cars go around the monument. The lights would still have a pedestrian activation. The aim is to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety. 

The full agenda for Monday's meeting, which will be held at the Jamaica Tower from 7-9 p.m., is listed below. 

Agenda: Monday, July 7 

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Amendments to Agenda
  • Clerk, Treasurer Reports
    Approval of Minutes
    Treasurer’s report
  • Public Safety update
    Grafitti  
  • Zoning - Aldworth St. variance 
  • Centre St. Business
    BAPA update
    Centre-South Street update
  • Membership renewal 
  • JPNC update
  • Arborway Advisory meeting review
  • Parks and Parkland

Members who have not sent membership renewal in are requested to do so. Annual membership is $15 for a basic member, $25 for supporting member level and $10 for seniors. To renew, visit jamaicapondassociation.com/membership.html

Rhea Becker July 07, 2014 at 11:00 AM
These lights are beyond necessary. No discussion needed!

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