I am a senior citizen who walks both for necessity and pleasure. Sometimes I find a street with a sidewalk on one side but not the other side or no sidewalk. I need a safe place to walk.
Walking on School Street is a nightmare, the sidewalk is in real disrepair. Then there is Wells Street that goes from no sidewalk, to a sidewalk on one side, and then just past the hospital it changes to the other side of the road!
Which brings me to another safety hazard: Lack of crosswalks. Where the sidewalk ends on Wells Street, it would be nice if there was a crosswalk to safely get across, whether going to the hospital or continuing on to the other side.
On Beach Street it would be nice if the crosswalk in front of the nursing home went all the way across the street! Then up on Granite Street, how the heck can you cross safely? The traffic lights have a button to be pushed so the traffic stops in one direction but not the other, and by the time you get halfway across the street, the red hand telling you not to cross is in place!
Who do you talk to about crosswalks, sidewalks and other crossing at traffic lights? How do you get traffic to stop at the crosswalk on Granite Street by the shopping center?
Susan B. Gaccione