To the editor:
Many thanks to those in City Hall who decided to put a sidewalk on the east side of Iowa between Harvard and University. My 6-year-old goes to school on University, just east of Iowa; we live half a mile away, on the west side of Iowa. Walking or biking to school has been challenging without a sidewalk to take us from Harvard — the only safe place in the neighborhood to cross Iowa — to University.
Thanks for giving us a safe alternative to driving. I expect we’ll be using the new sidewalk just about every weekday this spring. This is an excellent example of the way pedestrian- and bike-friendly infrastructure can change behavior.