Post columnist Sally Swartz writes that Keith Kopp and his neighbors have been fighting with Martin County officials over problems with the Green River Parkway for a decade. They’ve chalked up an impressive list of victories, she notes,to make the road less harmful to the environment.
They badgered officials to keep promises to follow original plans to erect a wall that is an effective visual and sound barrier, to build it without gaps that pets or toddlers could crawl under and to keep it a reasonable distance from property lines.
Now, Sally continues, Mr. Kopp wants the county to abide by the 35 mph speed limit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ordered in its permit and Martin County commissioners approved.
But the county staff set the speed limit at 40 mph, which Mr. Kopp says is bad for animals trying to cross the road. Sally notes that he sent Martin County commissioners a photo of a dead raccoon, an example of the wildlife roadkill victims he often sees along the parkway.
You can read Sally’s full column here.