I live in the single family home neighborhood off Ware House Road. I love to walk into town (To patronize the local businesses, go to the library, etc), however, crossing the street near the light at Main Street and 14 is very dangerous. My husband and I are now expecting our first child this summer, and I'd love to be able to walk with her in a stroller into town. There are also lots of other families with small children in our neighborhood, and I'm sure they would love the added safety of a crosswalk.
If there was a crosswalk and signal at that light, it'd be easier for people to get to the businesses on Main Street, and it'd be easier for people up on Main Street to get to the movie theater and bowling alley. I'm sure all the businesses in town would be excited at the prospect of making it easier for locals to access their services.
Walking is great for your health and I think Gloucester could be much more walking-friendly!