Making Hingham more walker-friendly is the second-highest goal of the year for the town's Board of Selectmen, the Hingham Journal reports. "This effort will include more planning for sidewalk repair and replacement," the paper says. "In addition, the Selectmen will review whether pedestrian crossing areas can be made safer in areas around town."
Officials realized that it wasn't enough to worry solely about road construction and vehicle traffic, and in fact the pressing needs of walkers also must be addressed. How refreshing!
Only a town energy policy ranked higher as an objective for the coming year. Other issues on the list included increasing business outreach and developing a harbor plan.