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As lives change, so do people’s transportation needs

I am in complete agreement with Tom Keane’s Oct. 1 op-ed supporting the need for city dwellers to have car access incorporated into a new building. As one’s life changes, so do one’s needs. This makes the apartments under consideration a short-term option for many potential residents.

I have a cousin in Paris who bought a fifth-floor walk-up 30 years ago. Now he has knee issues that make this space difficult for him to use and to sell to others. The co-op is considering installing an elevator, at the behest of younger residents who have small children and their equipment needs. People’s lives change.

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Fortunately for my cousin, his job has always been with the same company, and Paris has good public transportation. This is not true for many.

Judith Bernstein


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