Home Diet Plan Letter: Common Council's road diet plan will kill business – Point/Plover Metro Wire

Letter: Common Council's road diet plan will kill business – Point/Plover Metro Wire

Letter: Common Council's road diet plan will kill business – Point/Plover Metro Wire

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To the Editor-

The council is making a bottleneck that can kill enterprise in Stevens Level.

The bicycle lanes that take away six ft or extra of roadway starting on the roundabout at Sentry Insurance coverage and thru Whiting, the raised median strips with timber and restricted locations to show into companies, the roundabout that can enhance accidents at that intersection prefer it did on the one by Sentry — and create a harmful crossing of the 600 or extra college students that use that intersection every day.

I reside on Most important Avenue and extra bicyclists journey on each side of the road on sidewalks than on the one-way bicycle lane and I hardly ever see a bicyclist on Division or Church Avenue.

Our mayor has fought valiantly to maintain the courthouse downtown and the County Board has agreed to take action. If the Frequent Council continues the idealistic plan that turns the one four-lane freeway, (additionally Alternate I-39) right into a two-lane roadway with timber within the center and bike lanes on each side it is going to make it troublesome for individuals coming into city from the north on I-39 and coming from the four-lane freeway from Plover and Whiting to entry enterprise locations they usually could resolve to skip the effort and store elsewhere.

If this occurs, it is going to kill the downtown and maybe have an effect on maintaining the courthouse downtown.

These alderpersons are supporting the one-lane roundabout at Fourth and Division and would seem like supporting the street eating regimen as effectively: D1-Marc Christianson, D2-David Shorr, D3-Ginger Keymer, D4-Lara Broderick, D5-Allison Birr, D7-Mary Kneebone, and D9-Sam Lang.

If you happen to agree that these are unhealthy concepts contact them and ask why, and in the event that they don’t have a passable reply, help different candidates.

I learn a current article within the Plover/Level Metro Wire written by Dan Kontos stating that Stevens Level Alderman David Shorr admitted that the principle push for the street eating regimen was to not make the roadway safer however so as to add credibility to town’s need to be seen extra bicycle pleasant for two-wheeled riders.

That very same article talked about that we’ve a Visitors Security Fee in Portage County that research these initiatives and makes a advice.

I recommend that our Council asks the native Visitors Security Fee for his or her help within the matter earlier than it goes any additional.

This is a vital determination that shouldn’t be made by eleven council members. It is a determination that needs to be made by the individuals who reside and drive right here to work, go to, store, or dine right here.

Put this to a binding referendum with the choice of a four-lane roadway with a bicycle silhouette printed on the roadway and let the residents resolve.

Mark C. Hemmrich
District 3 County Board Supervisor

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