By Roger Utnehmer
Not only does Sturgeon Bay resident Robin Urban object to sidewalks in front of his home on Memorial Drive, he says he’s dead-set against a bike trail along the waterfront. Urban spoke at Tuesday’s meeting of the Sturgeon Bay city council explaining his home was built in 1895. He has a stone fence where a sidewalk would be located.
Pedestrian safety advocates have proposed the installation of more sidewalks throughout Sturgeon Bay. The city council has discussed if payment for mandated sidewalks should be the responsibility of the adjacent property owners or paid for out of the city budget.
Urban said that the development of a bike path along the waterfront would interfere with his rights as a taxpayer. Helen Urban also spoke at the meeting saying that she was opposed to requiring sidewalk construction and would rather see the money spent on streets.