With the increase in traffic in that area, as well as a large concentration of senior housing, we feel a thorough look into the project is warranted.
Currently, the city is putting in handicap-accessible curb cuts, indicating the need is relevant.
During the past 22 years, this particular segment of the pathway has been considered only twice, with the last time being six years ago. Much has changed in that area since 1991, and it’s certainly time that the bike path does, too.
More and more people are using bikes for their preferred mode of transportation, and we applaud the township for initiating the extension of the bike path in an attempt to keep users safe.
In addition, seniors who traverse that area should be able to do so in a safe manner, and that isn’t currently possible.
The project is estimated to cost $71,500. It is our hope that the property owners in that area also recognize the need and cooperate with township officials to get this project done.
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