STAMFORD, Conn. — Several readers of The Stamford Daily Voice shared their thoughts about which streets in the city need sidewalks or sidewalk repairs recently on our Facebook page.
“Weed Avenue right along Holly Pond. I like to walk it from East Main [Street] to Cove Sanctuary to see the view and the birds. However, it's a constant weaving in and out of the street. Some sections you have to walk right along the water, which, while nice, you really need to watch where you step due to small sinkholes or sharing with the birds,” Christie Cartolano said, adding that it isn’t safe to walk in the streets with speeding cars.
“We have our children walking along Soundview Avenue with people speeding to avoid the traffic lights on Cove Road. Also when trying to walk to Cummings park we are forced to walk in the street,” John Lindell said.
“High Ridge Road must have safe sidewalks from Bulls Head to the Merritt Parkway on both sides of the street, and I would love it if Scofieldtown Road had them on at least one side of the street,” Shari Beatty said.
“Toms Road, most of one side of the street has sidewalks, but there are areas, that make it hard to walk, because of shrub, and the other side of the street, where there is a wooded lot has no walkway at all, constantly see people walking against the high traffic, not a safe road, and there is a school here, with many walkers,” Sandy Smeriglio said.
“Northill and most of the Springdale sides off Hope,” Ashlee Nestor said.
Mayor Michael Pavia has set aside $3 million in his proposed capital spending plan to reconstruct existing sidewalks and walkways and $350,000 to revitalize the brick and concrete sidewalks along Atlantic and Bedford streets. The plan does not say exactly which streets are part of the citywide plan, which is expected to end in 2020.
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