Traffic Is Down at Usual Summer Hotspots
Noah Asimow
New data from traffic counters across the Island shows a notable decline in vehicle activity on the Vineyard this summer — except at the beach.
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MVC Begins Detailed Traffic Counts Around the Island
Noah Asimow

Construction began Monday on the first six permanent traffic counters throughout the Island, providing access to new data.

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Gazette Traffic Survey Gauges Impact on Quality of Life
Jane Seagrave

Summer traffic on Martha’s Vineyard is causing significant headaches for people who visit and live here, according to the results of a Vineyard Gazette survey, with seven out of 10 respondents saying they avoid shopping in towns in July and August because of congestion.

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Gazette Launches Vehicle Traffic Survey

The Vineyard Gazette’s Community Surveys project is launching an online survey to gather public attitudes and ideas about motor vehicle traffic on Martha’s Vineyard during the peak summer months.

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Summer Traffic Triggers Talk of Tipping Point
Holly Pretsky and Louisa Hufstader
Summer vehicle traffic numbers from the Steamship Authority are on track to match last year’s record-breaking figures, and backups continue to snarl Island roads in July and August.
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Traffic Bottlenecks, Crowded Island
Landry Harlan
With new hot spots cropping up every year, summer traffic jams appear to be spreading around the Island.
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Not Just Your Imagination, Summer Traffic Is on the Rise
Chloe Reichel
Numbers from the SSA, Martha’s Vineyard Commission and Vineyard Transit Authority confirm that cars and traffic are on the increase.
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Automatic Traffic Signal for Oak Bluffs
Vineyard Gazette

An automatic traffic signal has been placed in Monument Square, Oak Bluffs, the first traffic signal in southeastern Massachusetts to be accepted and approved by the Department of Public Works, according to town officials. With five streets opening into the square and carrying the bulk of Island traffic, this signal splits and divides the stream of vehicles in a way calculated to eliminate practically all confusion.

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Stop & Shop Expansion Puts Spotlight on Edgartown Traffic
Sara Brown

A traffic study of Edgartown’s seasonally-congested Upper Main street is the first step in a public review of a planned expansion at Shop & Stop.

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As Chappy Ferry Line Grows, Talks Snarl Over Solutions
Steve Myrick

The Edgartown planning board has begun gathering information and suggestions in the latest attempt to solve, or at least improve the traffic snarl created in the village by cars headed to Chappaquiddick during the summer months.

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