It's time to pay attention to the state of our sidewalks
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I read in the Post-Gazette about my councilperson Corey O'Connor's concern for public parks ("Needs of City Parks Add Up to Mean Serious Business," July 10 Walkabout column by Diana Nelson Jones).
However, I think it is also important to have walkable sidewalks where people do not trip or fall. It is not always the case in Squirrel Hill. I do my best to report those addresses (over and over again) where repair is needed by calling 311. I appreciate the effort and concern of residents who do repair their sidewalks.
However, many do not heed warnings by the city (slum landlords, you might say). A man fell right in front of me on Hobart Street, and even the sidewalk in front of the nearby city park remains in need of repairs.
Walking is important for healthy people, neighborhoods and the environment. What will my councilperson and the city do to improve our sidewalks? We are more important than cars.
First Published August 1, 2012 12:00 am