Thursday night at City Hall the DOT will be holding a public hearing on the ongoing subject of widening East Ave. Maybe this would be a good time to point out the recurring crater on the East Ave. bridge over I-95. At the last public hearing on this subject held by the Common Council, I expressed my concern that the widening include wider sidewalks that include a green strip, not brick, between the curb and the sidewalk. The East Norwalk train station generates plenty of pedestrians who trek up the East Ave. sidewalks. Since then I’ve concluded that a permanent bike lane would be appropriate. This would actually fall under modern 21st century transportation practices, something Norwalk seems to be unaware of. (Did I just end a sentence with a preposition? zoinks)
The funny thing is that a long time ago, 10 decades or so, Norwalk’s streets had wide sidewalks, graceful trees shading the roads, trolley tracks in the middle and nary a pot hole in site. Of course that was because the roads weren’t paved, at least according to the sepia vintage postcards I’ve been looking at. Let’s reminisce shall we?