You could say we are making progress on Beach Road. After all, most of the best trees are saved. It appears that also — though no one tells us anything actually, including the press, what is going on — that MV Tile will not lose its parking from the way the stakes marking the beginning of the shared use path are placed.

So we may not have a crippling of commerce and that is good and we certainly will have shade trees and that is fantastic.

But with the design as it presently stands we will still have a dangerous intersection created and no alternate route — not that it would work, the alternate route, that is. So it is possible, and likely, that we will cripple or kill cyclists as a result of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s insistence on this plan and refusal to conduct a meaningful, or any, development of regional impact study.

But we could still build a symmetrical road, sidewalks on both sides. How about it?

Frank Brunelle

Vineyard Haven