One of our neighbors called out another issue: Parking and curbside access. This one also affects a neighbor with two small children and only one (very small) parking spot in front of their house now. I’ll quote verbatim and then paraphrase under The Issues tab:
“I would also like to add something to the issues – the fact that a person on the passenger side of a car cannot get out of the car without stepping into the ditch. And they have only a one foot of level ground with heaps of loose bark to step on, stabilize, and tip-toe around the car to get to a corner side walk. I had to negotiate this feat myself last week, when being dropped off in front of my house. The only legal parking place is across the street from my front door, and I had to step out into the garden, in the rain, in the dark, and brush along the side of the car getting my pants and jacket dirty and wet to keep from falling in the ditch. Not pleasant, and VERY irritating. Neither of the bump-outs in front of my house….or my neighbors across the street have a walkway across them – just that stupid skinny board – so now I can’t even stroll across the street to have a chat.”
Thanks for the information!