Cupid says spending $25 million on building more sidewalks is her top priority.
Cupid said she wants to place an emphasis on making her district as pedestrian-friendly as possible.
She listed sidewalks, streetscaping and making the area friendly to bicyclists as steps she would take toward realizing the goal. The amount of funds set aside for sidewalk projects in the last round of SPLOST was not enough to keep up with the area’s need for roadside walkways, Cupid said.
“What I’ve seen offered from DOT for sidewalks in the district is still not going to meet the already-stated demand,” she said, “let alone new demand that’s probably going to come up in the next six years.”
Cupid said the county had set aside $12 to 15 million for sidewalks across all districts, with just $5 million for her district.