Lisa: Sumac Story Shared at Nov 21, 2019 Open House
We love to bike to school. We find it harrowing crossing from 17th onto Sumac. With the glare of the sun in the morning, it’s hard for everyone. Our oldest has graduated from Crestview, but he still bikes to Centennial.
In the last 2 to 4 years, we’ve definitely seen an increase in bicyclists and walkers at Crestview, which is great. So, helping people feel safe doing that is important. And a lot of people feel like parking is such a pain in the butt that they’d rather bike. It’s faster.
Having greater sidewalk width and better drainage is important - my son almost took a spill today because ice had built up along the edge of the street.
Also, some kind of buffer between the sidewalk and the road would be helpful - taller than the existing curb. Having some kind of a landscaped buffer between the sidewalk and the road would be great.