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Sidewalk Disorder

Posted by on July 11, 2013

As I walked my dogs through City Park this morning, I was dismayed to see a new sidewalk being put in along the northern end of the park.

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New sidewalk at the northeast corner of City Park

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New sidewalk along the north end of City Park

We have kids in this city that travel to and from school along arterial roads with no sidewalks where pedestrians, bicyclists, and trash trucks have to share the exact same side of the road while gravel filled dump trucks rumble past …and we’re putting in new sidewalks in the park?!!! Really?!!!

Just in case you’ve never walked or biked along North Taft Hill Road, North Shields Street or West Vine Drive in the morning or afternoon, here’s what you’re likely to see.

North Taft Hill Road has no sidewalks but lots of trucks.

North Taft Hill Road has no sidewalks but lots of trucks.

North Shields Street has skinny sidewalks and the street gets skinny at points also.

North Shields Street has skinny sidewalks and the street gets skinny at points also.

Even cars have a tough time on West Vine Drive. Imagine what students go through.

Even cars have a tough time on West Vine Drive. Imagine what students go through.

Laporte has some sidewalks, but they're not always useful.

Laporte has some sidewalks, but they’re not always useful.

Bridge crossing can get scary on Laporte Avenue.

Bridge crossing can get scary on Laporte Avenue.

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