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Say "Yes" to an Enforceable 20mph Speed Limit in Sconset!

Thursday, March 30, 2017 6:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Last week, the President of the Sconset Civic Association sent the following message to the Selectmen for the Town of Nantucket regarding an upcoming vote at the April 1 Town Meeting.

Dear Selectmen,

I am writing to you to encourage a "yes" vote at town meeting regarding the granting of authority by the Commonwealth of MA to each town in the commonwealth to post enforceable 20MPH speed limits in designated areas. The village of Sconset is most supportive of a "yes" vote and would like to see the majority of the village of Sconset designated with enforceable 20MPH signage, given the density of the population and the active pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular traffic.

Last summer there was a campaign by members of the village of Sconset to try and slow traffic with more "go slow" signage and regular requests to the Police Department to monitor traffic speed. We believe that posting additional 20 MPH signs around Sconset that are enforceable by law, will help alleviate speeding vehicles by providing an opportunity to the Police Department to ticket offending vehicles and bring more awareness to traffic speed in the village.

Thank you in advance for your "yes" vote regarding legal and enforceable 20MPH signage in the town of Nantucket and surrounding villages.

Martha Polachi
President, Siasconset Civic Association


  • Thursday, March 30, 2017 9:27 PM | Anonymous member
    It is most important that, for the safety of Sconset residents, that you vote YES. In Sconset, 20MPH always has, is, and will be plenty. And, very importantly, it needs to be enforced. Please say yes before a serious accident happens. I will once again post my "go slow" signage this spring.
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  • Friday, March 31, 2017 6:05 PM | Anonymous member
    Yes..Please enforce the 20 mile speed limit in Sconset. I feel it is only a matter of time until there is an accident which will FORCE this. Let it not happen that way.
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  • Saturday, April 01, 2017 10:20 PM | Anonymous member
    Yes please!!
    I have witnessed far too many close calls with people on bicycles (especially kids). There are too many blind spots due to overgrown brush and bicycle/pedestrians are at risk. I agree, it is only a matter of time until something unfortunate happens.
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