By Terry Kovarik
The completion of sidewalk improvements along Egg Harbor Road in Sturgeon Bay show how outlying areas and the downtown can be successfully connected. The goal of the project is similar to the nationwide Complete Streets movement. It works to make streets safer and more accessible to bicyclists and pedestrians. Kelly Catarozoli, who chairs Sturgeon Bay’s Parking and Traffic Committee, says the Egg Harbor Road improvement shows the benefits of improved connectivity in a community.
Catarozoli says the “Safe Sidewalks” program that’s been used demonstrates the success of connecting schools with neighborhoods via sidewalk improvements.