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City holds first transportation public meeting
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Pond & Co. engineer Richard Fangmann, left, discusses Gainesville’s traffic future with longtime Mountain View Drive residents Bo and Brenda Coursey, foreground, on Wednesday at the Gainesville Civic Center as CDM Smith engineer Adam Ivory looks on. - photo by NAT GURLEY
Upon moving to Gainesville in February, Tricia Terrell soon discovered that in-town travel — at least by foot or bicycle — was more than a little tricky. “We moved here to be able to walk everywhere, to enjoy getting out of a car,” she said at a public meeting on transportation Wednesday night. “I’m really disappointed that (the area) is so car-based, that there’s very little for pedestrians ... and bicyclists.”