live on the ocean block of
. My parents
built this home in the 50ís.
Throughout my entire lifetime,
has been closed to traffic.
the years, I have spent countless hours with my family enjoying
walks, bicycle rides and other recreational activities on this
road. In the late
60ís, the road was painted green and my friends and I would ride
our bikes back and forth along the ď
Ē for hours on end. Itís
a memory I hold dear to my heart.
the past few weeks, Mayor Schneider and the City Council have been
advocating opening this road to traffic---a road thatís been
traffic-free for close to 60 years.
I have an unobstructed view of
from my home. Every
day, I see walkers, joggers and bicyclists as well as people out
with their dogs on
every season, people come from all over to enjoy time on the
avenue. They bring
their children and unload bicycles, scooters and rollerblades.
They are bringing their children to one of the only streets
in the area that is free of traffic and safe for their children.
every season, I see people pushing baby strollers, people in
wheelchairs and people walking with the assistance of canes and
walkers. They stay on
the road because the boardwalk is bumpy and in such disrepair in
the years, Iíve seen more people come to enjoy this linear
city wants to take this treasure away from us.
take it away would be an injustice to our community!
am committed to keeping this jewel in our neighborhood!
Mary Jean Lepis