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W. Ashley residents: Lack of sidewalks a safety issue

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) -

Residents of the Stone Creek subdivision said Thursday it's time for sidewalks to be installed on a section of Arlington Drive.

They say sidewalks are needed on Arlington Drive between Oakland Elementary School and Stonecreek Drive.

"You have no way to walk except in the road and it's very narrow, a high risk of someone being injured," said neighborhood resident Jim Anthony.

Page Tisdale agrees. She is an avid runner in the neighborhood.

"I take a chance, take a chance daily," said Tisdale. "I have almost hit and have almost been hit a number of times in that very small stretch so it's definitely a concern."

Kim Vaughan who is mother of a four month old baby girl and six and a half year old daughter.

"A lot of young kids walk out of our neighborhood up to the school every day for school and they're young. I'm just afraid they're going to get hit," Vaughan said.

"Fortunately to my knowledge no one has been injured or hurt, but there's a lot of traffic here in the neighborhood," Anthony said.

City of Charleston Transportation Project Manager Michael Mathis said the city is trying to get the funds through either Charleston County's Transportation Sales Tax or Charleston County's Transportation Committee.

Mathis said the estimated cost is around $100,000 and that he hopes to hear something by August.

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