It's been an issue many months in the making and people in Charlestown have strong opinions on both sides: the .
The city has proposed a plan to remove the underpasses on Rutherford Avenue, making the roadway more of a boulevard. Charlestown's Neighborhood Council has endorsed this proposal, saying it will make the community more pedestrian friendly and open Rutherford Avenue up for more development.
But opponents say the so-called surface option will create a traffic nightmare. And they claim the city and the Neighborhood Council haven't organized enough community outreach on the project.
Both sides had their say at a large community meeting with Congressman Mike Capuano in May. (.)
There was another heated discussion at . A Patch reporter was there (story to follow). In the meantime, we want to hear how *you* thought the meeting went.
Please tell us in the comments!
On her blog, Patch reader BostonMaggie wrote a summary of her take on the meeting. You can read it here. And here's an excerpt:
"Don't pretend [the surface option] is for us. Don't pretend there isn't lots of benefit to the City (more development/bigger tax base). And don't try to do it on the cheap - keeping the underpasses costs more, but it is a bigger benefit to the Town," she wrote.