On Monday, Dec. 10, the Town Council will hold a public hearing regarding the "Concept Feasibility Study for Phase I of a Coastal Route Bikeway, from Ninigret Park to Matunuck Schoolhouse Road." The plan is available on the town's website, www.charlestownri.org. It is located on the home page in the center of the page.
There are three options within this study. Private property will be impacted. Also, the plan estimate does not include costs for survey design, right of way acquisition, permitting, safety beacon systems, retaining walls, traffic studies or utility modifications. It is not known where the money will come from to fund all these additional items and what the potential cost to the taxpayers will be.
We are asking residents to please read the feasibility study for the proposed bike path in town and then attend the meeting on Monday to ask your questions and voice your opinions. If you cannot attend, you can email your input to the town clerk, Amy Weinreich, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please come and let your voice be heard.