I find it very disturbing that our towns are so concerned about Valley Trails rather than safe sidewalks. We can find grant money for leisure activities, but we are not able to provide safe sidewalks.
Butterfield Common residents are shut-ins due to the fact that no safe sidewalks exist along Handle Road. No street lights make evening walks dangerous. Are we waiting for a resident to sustain serious injury while attempting to get to a bus or go to the grocery store on Route 100 before we are prompted to take action?
If you tried to walk along Main Street’s icy or slushy sidewalks in Wilmington this last week, you would be risking a serious injury due to a fall.
Your only recourse would be to walk on the road where chances are you could be hit by an oncoming car.
Hurray for working on economic development and tourism but how about showing some care for the safety of the locals?