WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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interchange. Beyond that, the highway runs out of median space in which to expand. Unlike Route 128, the Wellesley stretch of Route 9 can't get any wider — short of divine intervention. Traffic signals may be better syn- chronized. Some intersections, such as Kingsbury, may be reconfigured. IN-TOWN TRAFFIC: Downtown streets will be more bike- and pedestrian- friendly. Parking meters may become a thing of the past. Instead, you may have a device in your car that uses GPS to register your time at a particular location. Perhaps of greater concern is finding a place to park. There's talk that the Cameron Street lot next to the Wellesley library will be decked over for an additional level. Similarly, the town-owned Tailby Lot next to the Wellesley Square Commuter Station could be expanded. A more remote possibility is a multistory garage, if a site opens up on the edge of downtown. HIGH-TECH HELP: The state will have installed more electronic signs warning of upcoming congestion. Already, cars are coming equipped with computer devices that provide real-time recommendations about alternative routes. Chances are, you'll still have to be at the wheel; it's unlikely that self-driving cars will be ready for prime time. 96 A Trip to 2025 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 5 THANK YOU, FUTURISTS The following brave people gazed into the future for this story, but please don't hold any of them accountable for the accuracy of its predictions: n ALFRED L. AYDELOTT, chairman of Weston Planning board n ELAINE BANNIGAN, owner, Pinnacle Residential Properties of Wellesley n EILEEN BOGLE, executive director of Weston Council on Aging n ERIC BOURASSA, transportation director, Metropolitan Area Planning Council n DIANA CHAPLIN, real estate agent, Coldwell Banker, Weston n EDWARD H. COBURN, Weston selectman n DR. CAROLINE DANIELS, senior lecturer in entrepreneurship, Babson College n DR. ELIZABETH R. DESOMBRE, professor of environmental studies, Wellesley College n DR. M. J. DOHERTY, special assistant to the president, Regis College n DAVE HUTCHESON, volunteer steward, Weston rail trail n HANS LARSEN, Wellesley executive director n DAVID LOUTZENHEISER, transportation planner, MAPC n DR. DAVID LUSSIER, Wellesley school superintendent n DR. CHERYL MALONEY, Weston school superintendent n MAURA M. O'BRIEN, president of Wellesley Chamber of Commerce n TIMOTHY G. REARDON, assistant director of data services, MAPC n ELIZABETH WARE, Weston town planner n DEMIAN WENDROW, owner of London Harness and president of Wellesley Square Merchants' Association n ANDREW WROBEL, Wellesley Recreation Commission n SARA WHITE, director of marketing and communications, MetroWest Regional Transit Authority n MICHAEL ZEHNER, Wellesley town planner

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