WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2017

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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welcome to Wellesley, where the public school system wins accolades, annual median income dwarfs the national average—and traffic is not so swell. Indeed, you won't find traffic congestion included in the long list of reasons why Wellesley is a desired place to live, but it's there on every major roadway and many side streets. As soon as you leave home and drive almost any- where in this leafy suburb, a traffic jam awaits. Try making a U-turn on Route 9 during the morning and evening commutes. Try ducking out for coffee on Washington Street on a Saturday. Heck, try picking up your kid at school just as every other parent does the same and creates a conga line of cars in cramped school parking lots and neighboring streets. "I have lived in Wellesley for 19 years. I think the traffic is a bit worse lately, but it's always been bad," said Julie Koeninger. "First thing you learn is to stay off Route 16 and Route 9 as much as possible." And that's what many residents and commuters passing through town do: use side streets and roads with the hope of saving time. But thanks to the proliferation of traffic apps on smartphones, almost everyone driving 111 s p r i n g 2 0 1 7 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e

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