After years of discussion, sidewalks are coming to Navarre avenue in Oregon. The goal is to make the area safer and more accessible.
"That would be wonderful," said Anna Shank, who lives in Oregon.
Shank relies on her motorized wheelchair to get around.
For the last 7 years, she says she's been fighting to get sidewalks along Navarre, a heavily traveled road.
Without the sidewalks, the only way to get to retail shops was to ride in the street.
"I don't go in the road at all," Shank said.
In August, police say an elderly man was hit while riding in the street. It's an accident Shank says she'll never forget.
"I just cringe when I see somebody going out in the road," she said.
But Oregon City Council has taken notice.
It's now, moving forward with plans to put a sidewalk on the north side of Navarre between Coy and Lallendorf.
"It's just a matter of safety," Oregon Mayor Mike Seferian told 13abc.
He says the project will cost about $90,000.
Around $25,000 will be covered by the city for drainage and elevation work. The rest will be pad by the property owners.
"We believe the first section from Coy Rd. to Walmart will be done this year," Mayor Seferian said.
Shank says she is hopeful because for her, the project is more than a sidewalk, it's independence.
"We're normal, we just can't walk," she said.