Public Ponders PEDNET Plans

1 decade 1 month 2 weeks ago December 07, 2006 Dec 7, 2006 Thursday, December 07 2006 Thursday, December 07, 2006 11:51:58 PM CST in News

Putting a sidewalk on the south side of Broadway would take private property from residents who complained it would also ruin their landscaping, hedges and trees. They also noted the north side of Broadway already has a sidewalk.

However, the manager of the city's bicycle and pedestrian program said busy roads such as Broadway should have sidewalks on both sides.

"The landscaping can still grow back and be nice afterwards, but it is pretty traumatic when you first do it. It looks ugly, you tear things up," admitted Ted Curtis. "I can understand why people are concerned."

Guess also sympathizes with residents, although he favors more sidewalks.

"I can see both sides of the issue but, at the same time in the long run, it is going to provide for a better city for all of us," he said. "And it is probably worth the sacrifice."

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