This is the eighth post in a series of posts this December that will chronicle the 25 things we would most like to see in Roswell. None of these are actually happening... at least in the way we'd like them to. Please enjoy and have a happy holidays!
What a dismal sight. In many cases, you can't even call what we have a sidewalk. The sidewalk up the east side of Hwy 9 from the river to Canton Street is deplorable. Where there is a sidewalk, it four feet wide or less in most spaces. There is no buffer between the sidewalk and the road. Where there is a contiguous section, Ga Power was nice enough to put a utility pole right in the middle of the sidewalk making it unpassable by anything other than a single individual.
Sidewalks should be an integral part of our historic district and the rest of our city for that matter. This wish is to have the sidewalks throughout the entire historic district repaired and upgraded. Canton Street isn't the only spot in Roswell where people walk. Also, we would see more walking if the sidewalks were inviting.