Amid the outpouring of Canton love and hate in the last week, some readers offered up their suggestions. Particularly about parking.
"Many of the wide streets in Canton could have their parallel parking converted into angled parking, which would add several spaces to each block," wrote JB. "Some streets could even be changed to one way and then have angled parking on one or both sides. The city could add hundreds of parking spots to Canton by doing this."
Sherry, a Canton resident who often spends 15 minutes just looking for parking when she gets home from work, thinks head-in parking on wide streets would help, as would a garage. "So would making it easier for homeowners to turn back yards into parking spaces," she commented. "Or painting parking space lines on curb/street to encourage people to park less than 5 feet from the car in front or behind them."
I'm interested to hear what you think is the top fixable problem in your neighborhood, and how you'd fix it. (Extra points if the fix doesn't cost millions of dollars.)
Headroom, another commenter on the Canton post, had a suggestion about how to get suggestions implemented: "I would encourage old and new residents to get involved and start talking to one another, advocating for mutually helpful things, like street/parking rules and better transit. ... Get involved with your elected officials by emailing, writing or attending meetings. They really do listen."
Headroom added, "Most people don't do these things because it takes time. It's easier to stew and shout."