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Tell Us: Streets in Need of Sidewalks

What Syosset roads are in need of sidewalks?

As the weather warms up, more people will be opting for walking and biking rather than driving to their destinations.

Syosset residents are already heading out for afternoon walks or biking for a quick trip to the store or library.

While a walk or cycle is good for the mind and body, it can be dangerous on some roads in town.

What streets in Syosset and Woodbury need sidewalks? Are there roads that are relatively busy that could use a designated route for pedestrians? Does a lack of sidewalks in your neighborhood make you avoid a stroll around the block?

Tell us in the comments.

Papa Tom April 05, 2013 at 04:45 PM
Personally, I think it's time to stop thinking about sidewalks and time to consider "multi-use paths," which are suitable for walking, cycling, jogging, blading, boarding, and more. For many people, the distances between destinations in Syosset are too great for walking. Multi-use paths enable real transportation that doesn't involve gasoline or parking. While the concept of a path carrying this type of traffic past driveways and intersections that have traditionally only seen auto traffic might seem risky at first thought, I can tell you that I have traveled extensively throughout the country and have seen this work very, very well.
Heather Doyle (Editor) April 05, 2013 at 04:47 PM
Good point, Tom. Saw a lot of cyclists out there so they're at just as much risk as someone on foot.
Jacqueline J. Cafaro April 05, 2013 at 06:16 PM
Railroad Ave needs a sidewalk. Plus, Jackson Ave and Underhill Blvd is not very pedestrian friendly.
Amy April 05, 2013 at 08:03 PM
South Oyster Bay Rd between the LIE and Jericho is TERRIBLE and that is putting it lightly. Even before the hurricane caused trees to push up the sidewalk it was almost completely unusable. The problems consist of cracks, flags of cement pushed up by tree roots, overgrown brush, and areas where the sidewalk isnt even visible anymore. It is pretty much to the point that you have to walk in the street, which there is no shoulder, to even get by. This should be fixed instead of continuing to let these conditions deteriorate. The sidewalks on the north service road of the LIE between 135 and South Oyster Bay Rd are also in bad shape. People speed in both of these areas, and it would be a shame if there was a pedestrian accident because of poor sidewalk conditions
Sue April 07, 2013 at 11:37 AM
Berry Hill Road definitely needs sidewalks. Its the main street to Oyster Bay that many cyclists use. In the nice weather many use Berry Hill Road from the north to walk into town. Its a road with many blind spots and sidewalks would help define the roads curves as well as create a safe walking environment for pedestrians.
Grifhunter April 12, 2013 at 07:10 AM
Sidewalks? Drive along Hillside Lane, or Fieldstone- all streets with sidewalks and guess what? Everybody walks in the street. At night. Wearing black. Save the money.

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