What has been missing from the discussion about taking down trees is pedestrian and vehicular safety ["Alternatives to taking down trees?," Letters, Nov. 17].
Reconstruction along Jackson Avenue in Syosset has provided pedestrians with new sidewalks to walk to the train station, downtown shops and houses of worship. And many others use the sidewalks to jog or walk for daily exercise.
A more walkable community is a more valuable community!
Laura Schultz, Syosset
Editor's note: The writer is the president of Residents for a More Beautiful Syosset.