New facilities needed

To the editor:

Back in November I read an article from the Adirondack Daily Enterprise about the Veteran’s Memorial Highway on Whiteface Mountain getting $12 million in repairs. After visiting the mountain this past summer it’s surely welcome and needed.

I do, however, have to wonder if the state also thought about sanitary facilities on the mountain. As those who have visited already know there are only two facilities, one for women and one for men at the very top of the mountain. It is almost impossible for handicapped people as the facilities are at the very end of the road in a building with narrow corridors and doors! To get to the facilities one must park several hundred yards from where they are located and it is an uphill walk.

If this were a private enterprise I am sure the state would not allow this condition to exist. The article showed Gov. Cuomo enjoying the view and I have to wonder if he used the facilities while there! There are facilities for staff on the upper level, but they are locked to the public. Unfortunately, this condition forces many to use the woods along the highway as a place to relieve themselves.

For what is charged to get on the highway there should surely be more toilet facilities open to the public. Perhaps a little bit of the $12 million could be used to construct a few facilities!

Gary P. Guido


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