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Gravel would fix everything

Barbara Judd
Wednesday July 03, 2002

To the Editor: 

Regarding street safety, an alternate fix presented itself with the recent sewer replacement work in our neighborhood. While our streets were sand and gravel there was considerably less traffic, and those who tried to speed mostly just redistributed gravel instead of accelerated. As a bicyclist riding on skinny tires, it was inconvenient for me – especially in the sand traps – but pedestrians were real safe. 

I don't know the maintenance costs of gravel roads or the runoff problems, but gravel inserts in intersections would slow traffic exactly where pedestrians are supposed to interact with vehicles. 


Barbara Judd