May I offer a reminder to all candidates—for Mayor, Board of Education, and Common Council—that among the biggest topics of concern for Norwalk residents and businesses are traffic and quality of life in Norwalk. These two areas have intersecting opportunities and I do expect that you ALL will seek to address these twin concerns.
Addressing traffic congestion will help school children whose parents feel their kids are unsafe walking or biking to school. Addressing aggressive driving behavior (speeding and other unsafe driving maneuvers are considered reactions to inadequate road engineering and societal stressors) through education, public relations, and enforcement would lower the general blood pressure of our city. Addressing infrastructure changes in a creative and forward-thinking way would begin to shape Norwalk as a safe pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly city. With a healthier, and I hope, happier, friendlier, and more engaged community.Candidates who win on Election Day, by making traffic and quality of life in Norwalk top priorities will naturally resolve many other issues regarding public health, schools, and safely getting around our city in order to enjoy its many attributes!
In closing, here is my sincere wish for Norwalk, a prayer I wrote and wish to share:
A Prayer for the People
of Fairfield County
May all people find quiet
to hear birdsong in surburbia
May all people drive a bit slower
to appreciate the beauty around us
May all people have respect for
and patience with other people
May all people find wisdom in nature
providing sanctuary for wildlife
May all people make choices
for the betterment of all
Leader, Norwalk Citizens Traffic Safety Committee