Snow on the sidewalk!

Sound familiar?  How are the sidewalks in your neighborhood?  This may have been a light recent snow fall, but it’s still January and we could see much more before winter is over.  Cities all over the US and beyond (Canada here) grapple with the same issue.  We can learn from what other cities do.

“Getting around the city in winter is “frustrating and difficult at best” for people with mobility problems, said Sharon Giles, who sits on the Grand River Accessibility committee. “Your neighbour may have shovelled just fine, and the neighbour three doors down may have also done a good job, but the two homes in between have not done their duty and you are not able to safely get where you need to go.”

Read more…

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/8088425-kitchener-plows-ahead-with-sidewalk-shovelling-study/

One Reply to “Snow on the sidewalk!”

  1. I can argue both sides of this idea. On an individual basis $50 would probably only clear a home’s sidewalks twice (at best). And there are those who like to shovel. And imagine the staff it would take to accomplish this. Probably have to contract it out to a company with mega snowblowers. But, if it could be done for $50 per tax payer it would great. Maybe this idea should be priced out and considered.

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