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Construction continues on Circle East in downtown Towson Wednesday. When completed, the development adjacent to Towson Town Center Mall will include a 390-unit apartment building as well as 240,000 square feet of street-level retail.
Construction continues on Circle East in downtown Towson Wednesday. When completed, the development adjacent to Towson Town Center Mall will include a 390-unit apartment building as well as 240,000 square feet of street-level retail. (Jerry Jackson / Baltimore Sun)

Great to read the discussion of creating a more walkable Towson (“A move afoot: As Towson urbanizes, groups work to get people walking,” May 14).

One obvious idea that was not mentioned is sidewalk width. While this cannot be changed in most existing locations, new projects should be required to have sidewalks 12 to 15 feet in size to accommodate street tree planting, pedestrian lighting, plenty of room for pedestrians, benches, cafe tables, planters, etc.

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If we want people to walk, they need a place to do it.

Catherine Mahan, Stoneleigh

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