Being a "senior citizen" I wouldn't walk on a sidewalk on route 25 if you paid me!!!
I grew up in the city of Boston and learned at a very young age, not to go looking for trouble. Not long ago two girls were on a sidewalk on a comparatively low traffic area as compared to 25. The were both hit by a car. Today , with 45 years of driving experience in all fifty states and several foreign countries, I can assure you that sidewalks on 25 is a disaster waiting to happen. THINK about it, cell phones, texting, tourists gaping, drinking etc. etc. ad nauseum. Oh yes tourist gaping. When I retired I took a job driving a school bus. Several times my bus was passed while stopped for boarding or discharging children. If they couldn't see a BIG YELLOW BUS WITH FLASHING LIGHTS AND A STOP SIGN. I guarantee you that it would be folly to think that they couldn't jump a curb and hit an elderly person, who can't move fast enough to get out of the way, just as the two YOUNG girls had no chance to avoid being run down. QUESTION...What the HELL ever happened to COMMON SENSE????
I protested this idea once before. Take a ride around Moultonborough roads that already have sidewalks and I guarantee you that you won't find very many of them being used as such. A last thought of wonton stupidity is to try to put a bike lane on 25. I assure you our body count will rise with that dumb idea. We also DON'T need a dollar store on 25 to add to the already horrendous traffic problems which now exist. If you want a preview just hop on down to Meredith via 25 and see how
If OUR tax money is burning a hole in your pocket, try fixing the roads instead of foolishly suggesting that the elderly would love walking around on route 25. Save some lives and use the down season for school buses to bus them to a safe area.