Petition Could Nudge Hubway Outcome
Charlestown Neighborhood Councilor Tom Cunha says his position could be swayed if signatories represent the whole community.
Cunha and vice chairman David Whelan both cast dissenting votes in a 2-2 deadlocked motion to approve a second Hubway location near the intersection of Chelsea Street and Harris Street. The first location, near the intersection of Main Street and Austin Street, had already been approved at an earlier meeting.
The pair expressed reservations about whether a second location near City Square would properly serve the community. But, Cunha said in a call to Charlestown Patch, “As long as the petition reflects addresses all over the community… I’d have to reconsider my position.”
Cunha added that he was already in the process of seeking a Hubway compromise.
“We’re currently trying to get a sit-down with the city,” Cunha said.
One possible compromise he’d be open to? Adding a third location within the neighborhood.