Learn about Aquinnah’s new road idea

Learn about edge lane roads in a virtual community forum. — Courtesy Town of Aquinnah

Aquinnah will be holding a community forum on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 pm on Zoom to present on the town’s Lobsterville area as “a good place for an edge lane road pilot, and discuss which stretch — West Basin Road or Lobsterville Road — will help us learn the most.” People of all ages are encouraged to participate. This is the second forum about the topic, the first of which happened in-person in September. 

Martha’s Vineyard Commission special projects planner Dan Doyle initially proposed the idea to the Aquinnah select board in late August as a way to make Lobsterville Road safer for pedestrians and cyclists. The road would have bike and pedestrian easements on both sides, and motor vehicles would travel on one lane. 

The Zoom meeting can be accessed at bit.ly/3WIcq1a. The meeting ID is 891 9828 3051, and the passcode is 010797.


  1. I don’t get it. I have a home and walk and drive on this area and, for the most part visibility is excellent. 99% of the time drivers either slow down, or move to the opposite side of the road, or if an opposing vehicle is coming, they wait. As a pedestrian, we and most walkers move to the grass if necessary. Notwithstanding, the concept is good, just not the location. It is needed on State Road.

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