We need a sidewalk going north on County Road 495. The current sidewalk ends around Crystal Street. Several times I have seen a disabled guy in a motorized wheelchair driving down the road because there is no sidewalk for him. I’m surprised he hasn’t been hit by a car yet. I have also seen several kids walking through the high grass north of Turkey Oak trying to get to and from their bus stop. It would be nice if we could have a sidewalk to use to get into town.

Amanda Myers

Crystal River

Unlimited digital access offer

To continue with unlimited access to Chronicle Online after this limited time trial click the button below. Offer expires September 30, 2019.

(1) comment

CitrusCo Citizen

I, too, have seen the man in the motorized wheel chair moving along the side of the highway--there isn't even a shoulder and cars are swerving around him! I've also seen cyclists-- some look a bit down on their luck with a bicycle as their only mode of transportation--who have to ride along the side of the highway. It's an accident waiting to happen and vehicle will win and the human being will lose, maybe his life. Please put a separate multi-use trail adjacent to the highway or, at least a sidewalk. It also would be nice to be able to bike all the way to Crystal River along 495, but right now it's incredibly dangrous to do so.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.