Twelve years ago just one child lived on Marietta Avenue — the block between Sutton Boulevard and Marshall Avenue in Maplewood. Now 12 school-aged kids and four toddlers live there, according to one parent.
She and other residents on the street are concerned about drivers who use it as a cut-through to avoid lights on Manchester, sometimes driving aggressively. It often happens in the morning when kids are walking to a nearby bus stop at the corner of Marshall and Anna.
“Every morning we either have people cutting through the parking lot because of the traffic, or speeding,” she said. The parking lot is at the east end of the street at Marshall.
The parents have been working with Maplewood Ward 1 council member Jenny Schmidt to find a solution.