Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Icy untreated sidewalks bar safe passage

Service dogs are unable to effectively aid PWD's with mobility disabilities when the sidewalk is covered with untreated ice.

Ice should be treated promply to assure folks don't slip and fall.

Here you can see what happens when we have even an inch of snow. On the side street, where there is little foot traffic, the sidewalk is still snow covered, and not a slippery sheet of ice. However, on the main sidewalk where many folks walk, turning the snow to slush, the slush freezes over night and forms an impassable sheet of ice. The City must enforce it's own policies on clearing snow and treating ice in a timely way. You can also see in this photo the curb ramp is iced up.


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