Why the Delaware Ave Road Diet?
To: Bethlehem Town Board and Town Supervisor VanLuven.
I am concerned about our Town's misguided decision to reduce Delaware Ave (NYS #443) from 4 travel lanes down to just two from Elsmere Ave to the Albany City line. The road diet ignored the needs and concerns of the residents and businesses. Your plan, as designed, will increase traffic congestion and would deter patrons from coming to the area, make it difficult to enter and exit businesses safely, impede emergency vehicles, and add to air pollution. I ask that you review & adopt a better road design plan that reduces speeds, is safer for vehicles & pedestrians and provides easy access to businesses.