I am writing on behalf of my great-aunt who lives on Carteret Street in Beaufort, in the interest of her continued liberty.
It has long been her custom to move freely, without automobile, throughout the peninsula. Though she is loathe to call attention to her own fragility, age has finally begun catching up with her. In the interest of her own safety, comfort and mobility, she purchased an adult tricycle for use around town, a sensible choice for someone of her whimsical disposition and independent spirit.
There is no easily traversable pathway among the north-south streets to allow my aunt safe and comfortable passage to the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park or points in between.
Upon hearing of her dilemma during my last visit to Beaufort, I set out upon her tricycle to survey the lanes and streets running from her house to the park. Indeed, I found no path suitable for my aunt to navigate in safety and comfort.
I hereby enter my plea that a pathway be laid out and resurfaced for just such a purpose. If the path needs to run east of Carteret, let there be a safe crosswalk installed as well. I leave it to the City Council and community at-large to decide upon the simplest and most desirable plotting of this pathway.
Beaufort is a bucolic and romantic community. Let us endeavor to provide pleasant pathways so that all may enjoy the serene, vibrant delight of Beaufort's charm and beauty.
Matthew Lee Altman