We have heard so many arguments about the Casey Overpass replacement and I would like to add one more critical point. People with disabilities—wheelchair users, folks on crutches and walkers—can barely cross the regular road before the light changes. With a big highway, we won’t make it at all, separating us as a category of people who are being discriminated against. Does one of us—or anyone who is currently not disabled—have to be hit by a car before we realize the mistake being made by producing such a wide and unsafe highway? I hope not.
Director of Advocacy
Boston Center for Independent Living
Editor’s Note: The writer is a JP resident and served on the Casey Overpass replacement project Working Advisory Group.