To the editor:

I’m writing about the proposed Meridian Street project.

I am 87 years old.

If you take out the two traffic lights and I want to cross at those intersections, I couldn’t with traffic going straight through.

How many people could back in a space? That is a bad idea for anyone.

The downtown is bad with shut buildings. Who would want a business with the idea for Meridian Street?

If you want people to shop in Portland, we need to think again about the bad ideas.

I have talked to younger people who don’t want to try to park downtown.

Sincerely,

Barbara J. Smith

Portland