Delmar, NY: Delaware Ave. Road diet vexes shop owners

 Around a dozen Delmar business owners and town officials met on Tuesday, July 9 to discuss their concerns about the upcoming Delaware Avenue Road Diet project.

The two-hour meeting, held at My Place and Company in Delmar, saw the attendees deliberating on how the project may hurt local businesses, cause further traffic congestion, and not improve pedestrian and drivers’ safety. Despite these concerns, there was a general consensus among the attendees that they still did care about the success of local businesses and road safety overall, but the road diet was not necessarily the best idea.