Abby Adler, 8, and Lily Adler, 4, ride their bikes daily across the highly trafficked bend on Highway Y headed east toward Adler Road to access the Nature Path Trail and sidewalks on Fifth Street. The small road shoulder and large guard rail make it difficult and unsafe for families to cross this street. Future signage and road markings could help drivers slow down and pay more attention as they make their way from Highway Y to Adler Road and on into the city.
Author's note: This summer, Complete Streets ambassadors are hitting Wood County roads and bike trails to show residents and community leaders current successes in non-vehicular transportation design and future improvements that could make for healthier, more vibrant Wood County communities. This is the fourth column of a weekly summer series.
Destination: City of Marshfield: West Fifth Street to Nature Park Trail and through to the Wildwood Trail along Adler Road.
The cold, rainy weather last week didn't lend well to biking. Fortunately, by mid-day Friday I snuck in a pleasant ride ...