Thanks for sidewalks


To the editor:

On the long road toward healthier and more sustainable community, it is always important to appreciate progress and be thankful.

Thank you to Community Board 8 and the traffic and transportation committee for agreeing to prioritize and support a sidewalk connecting West 254th Street from Riverdale to Palisade avenues.

As a Riverdale pedestrian and SAR parent, I appreciate the challenge of this work, and point out that this is a project that will improve safety and improve air quality. It will reduce the number of cars driving down West 254th, reduce the traffic around Metro-North, connect bus service on Riverdale Avenue to the transportation services at Metro-North, make it easier for the neighbors to walk to nearby shopping districts, and to each other.

Bravo for strengthening community.

Jessica Haller

Jessica Haller,