To the Editor:
I am writing to voice my objection to the gap closure running through the neighborhoods on Pierce Street. My objections are due to my valid concerns of safety. Yesterday I took my dog out for a walk. While walking down Pierce Street, I observed two people walking towards us. As my dog is shy and easily unsettled by strangers, I quickly looked both ways, saw no motor vehicles and entered the roadway to cross to the other side of the street. While still in the middle of the road, I observed a speeding car coming out of the blind curve on the north end of Pierce Street, and had to actually run to avoid the car. In fact in the short time on the Pierce St, four cars past me. Two drove at a reasonably safe speed, while the other two drove at an unsafe speed. I am very concerned for the safety of myself and others with the increase of pedestrian traffic as the result of the rails to trails going through an already busy neighborhood.