Letter: It is too dangerous

Posted 4/7/21

To the editor:

The abrupt closing of the two East Bay Bike Path bridges in 2019 displaced hundreds of riders, walkers, runners, kids on their way to school, workers heading to their jobs, out onto …

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Letter: It is too dangerous

Posted

To the editor:

The abrupt closing of the two East Bay Bike Path bridges in 2019 displaced hundreds of riders, walkers, runners, kids on their way to school, workers heading to their jobs, out onto two busy vehicular highway bridges along Route 114. 

The sidewalks along those bridges are barely equipped for a couple walkers much less the deluge of bike path users. As a result, you see spill-over of bikes on to the car lanes of the highway bridges, chaos at the street crossings and congested bridge sidewalks in which passage, even walking your bikes, is almost impossible.

It is too dangerous.

I urge all East Bay stakeholders; elected officials, municipal leaders, biking and outdoor enthusiasts to put our collective weight on this issue by calling on Governor McKee (401-222-2080 - governor.ri.gov/contact/ ) and RIDOT (401-222-2491 x4003) to erect temporary bridges and move forward on the funding and time line of building the new bridges.

It is too dangerous not to.

Joy Hearn

Barrington

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