To the Editor:
I must have read the front-page article in the Dec. 9 Hull Times wrong. It seemed to say that, because a few residents are disturbed by traffic congestion at peak summer hours, the Select Board decided to reduce the number of parking places to relieve congestion.
I know I am old, but I believe I still have most of my cognitive functions. How does eliminating available parking places reduce congestion? Doesn’t this mean more people will be riding around more neighborhoods looking for a place to park?
Town Manager Philip Lemnios called this discussion one of the most circuitous; I call it one of the most illogical. It was bad enough last year when parking spaces were reduced, I guess to keep cars from catching COVID-19 since people were outside and came at various times, rarely in crowds. But this decision surpasses that decision by a mile.
Again, someone please explain to me how this helps. I’ve asked many friends, and they, too, are confused. Or perhaps it is not we seniors who are confused but rather some officials who, having worn masks for so long, are suffering from brain hypoxia.