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Downtown needs to be more pedestrian friendly

December 26, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

To the editor:

Making Downtown Cape Coral truly a Pedestrian Friendly Shopping destination:

There is a desperate need for mid-block crosswalks, speed reduction through the core of the Cape Coral Parkway business district and the addition of on-street parking spaces in order to assist businesses in remaining viable as well as attracting new retail businesses to the core of Cape Coral's downtown.

We are being upstaged by our neighboring cities of Fort Myers, Bonita, Naples and even Punta Gorda. Cape Coral was just referred to as the bedroom community to Fort Myers in the November issue of Florida Trend Magazine. This should incite the city, CRA and the merchants to push for improvements to the original downtown and take our rightful place as a shopping, dining and entertainment destination.

Tom Tomich

Cape Coral



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