To the Editor:
I was quite impressed when I read your article about DOT's road and safety improvements in our Greenwood neighborhood. This is a long time coming and will improve the look and feel driving, may increase cycling, jogging and walking along main roadways in Greenwood to Apponaug and neighboring communities, including drastically improving pedestrian safety for our children riding their bikes to their friends; cyclists, joggers and walkers can easily work their way without dodging through shoddy sidewalks sitting there now.
I hope DOT considers updating sidewalks and adding properly lined bike lanes connecting us to our neighborhoods and parks like the bike lane and sidewalks in front of City Hall and the Apponaug Circulator. There are two bike shops on the same stretch of road with the Washington Secondary Bike Path bordering Warwick/Cranston lines and no real safe way to get there by bike other than by car. Side note: it's too bad more locals don't walk to the mall or shops nearby.
I'm all for slower, safer traffic, safer bike lanes and updated sidewalks to encourage pedestrian safety, improving our neighborhoods and taking health and wellness to new levels for everyone.