At very first I believed it was the shadow of powerlines making those black marks all over some Pittsfield streets. If you’re a casual observer of the outdoors world when driving or strolling, you might not have actually seen the tire marks all over specific city streets.
Listeners of “Slater and Marjo In The Morning” might have heard us speaking about the visible boost in tire marks from “peeling out” or “burning rubber” or “lightin’ em up” or “smokin’ the tires” ok, I’ll stop now, on regional roadways.
When I was a kid, I clearly keep in mind the noise of “skidding” your back bike tire on a freshly paved roadway constantly sounded louder and higher in pitch. Now, I do not declare to understand the factor for this uptick in street maiming, however I’m of the viewpoint that it’s a thing.
These acts, in my viewpoint, appear deliberate and intentionally damaging, sort of like the person who spray painted those “G” s all over Pittsfield back in 2016. Of course, I might be incorrect.
Has the defacing of some Pittsfield streets, I likewise see a lot in Lanesborough, captured the attention of Pittsfield Police? I had the opportunity to talk with traffic sergeant Marc Maddalena on Thursday who stated that although the PPD had not gotten a protest, he did see a boost since late.
There is no rhyme or factor to which street( s) are impacted, however the damage appears to cross both lanes of pavement on a lot of impacted highways.
East St and more.
So, is this foregone conclusion for city streets or is this activity increasing? We’ll need to see …
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