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To Sign up for our Mother’s Day 5k. Go to: https://events.elitefeats.com/23sidewalks 


Sunday, May 14, 2023 

9:30 AM Start - Rain or Shine Sand St Beach, Stony Brook Village
Warm up @ 9:15 by Redefine Fitness

︎︎Receive a free T-shirt from our WMHS T-shirt design contest for signing up!︎︎

Finish @ The Long Island Museum Live Jazz by The Jazz Loft 11-12:30

Flower Prizes / Art Making / Poetry / Food by Barry’s Baked Goods & Level Up Kitchen

Sponsored by Three Village Orthodontics & Rumble Boxing Three Village

Sidewalks For Safety is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to improving the safety of Three Village roads for the benefit of walkers, runners, cyclists, and drivers. Sidewalks create safe, thriving, liveable communities.



It’s wonderful to see so many Three Village residents walking, running and cycling around the Three Village.

Many of us are now working from home, and more than ever, want to get outside and enjoy the benefits of living in such a wonderful community. Now that the pandemic is easing, and the weather is warmer, it’s the perfect time to turn our attention to building a walkable and bikeable community. The Three Village area needs to add more sidewalks and bike lanes. Increasingly, the simple act of walking or biking in our neighborhoods has become a death-defying act. Far too many vehicles exceed the speed limit. More and more drivers are distracted as they text or talk on their phones. There seems to be little care given to ‘sharing the road’ with pedestrians and bicyclists. Compounding these safety issues are a host of road design problems: blind curves, non-existent shoulders, narrow streets, overgrown greenery, etc. Often, traffic enforcement is touted as a solution to improve pedestrian safety, but there are too few officers, and way too many rule breakers.

Sidewalks are a simple and practical ‘step’ to transforming the Three Villages into an even better area to live and work. Sidewalks promote healthier lifestyles, create friendlier communities, and serve as ‘bridges’ to nearby neighborhoods. Sidewalks encourage residents to leave their cars at home as they walk safely to schools, visit friends and family, and shop.

Making the Three Villages walkable doesn’t involve building sidewalks on every street, walkability can be achieved by adding sidewalks strategically to a few main corridors, specifically around schools. Our community is unique with its numerous historic sites and homes, parks, and beaches. We have remarkable neighborhoods, and numerous places with dramatic vistas. Being able to enjoy all our community has to offer is enhanced by being able to safely and easily access these sites without getting into a car or truck. Interestingly, a significant factor to home buyers today is finding a house in a ‘walkable community.’ More sidewalks in our area would check off that box!

Read the article:
https://tbrnewsmedia.com/tag/town-of-brookhaven-highway-department/

“Above all, do not lose your desire to walk. Everyday I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts” —Søren Kierkegaard

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