When I sat down at my desk this morning I discovered that the batteries in my wireless mouse had died. As is often the case we had batteries in our supply closet but not the right batteries.
No matter. It was a gorgeous morning so I decided to walk across the street to Walmart to procure the proper size.
My office is located in the Columbia Business Center, the same complex as the MVA Express and Sushi King. Walmart is right across Dobbin Road in the Dobbin Center shopping center. This should be an easy walk.
There are no sidewalks leading out of our office complex and there is no crosswalk at Dobbin Road. Once I managed to evade manic Dobbin drivers and cross the road, I found that there is no sidewalk on the other side either. Granted this wasn’t a huge problem for an old dog like me but when I came back across I passed two young women with a stroller attempting to make the same crossing. That is a recipe for disaster.
We really can do better than this. While all the focus has been on making Town Center a walkable community, there are plenty of other places in and around the county where a few simple fixes could provide a much more pedestrian friendly environment.
Now that’s a Healthy Howard plan I could really get behind.
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