Safe exchange zones — areas often at police stations and under constant surveillance for buyers and sellers who use Craigslist or other online sites/apps — are popping up across Metrowest, including in Hopkinton, Wayland and Bellingham.
Could Wellesley be next?
Well, of course we have something of a safe exchange zone already in the Wellesley Recycling & Disposal Facility (not that there haven’t been a few scuffles there over the years). But the idea of trying to sell something on Craigslist without inviting unknown parties to your home might be a welcome option for Wellesley residents.
Wellesley Police Lt. Marie Cleary says: “We are currently considering it and we are in the process of speaking with law enforcement agencies who have them.”
If it’s something you think would be a good idea, now might be the time to speak up…