The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

Sidewalks

Again, broken sidewalks are an everyday reminder that the city doesn’t care about a neighborhood, and limit the mobility of families with children and strollers as well as those with physical disabilities. Sidewalks can be strewn with litter, drug paraphernalia, graffiti and even evidence of violence, reinforcing the message that the area is unsafe.

This is Saturday morning at about 7:30.  I get to the 61 bus stop and I didn’t even pay attention that I was getting ready to step in it.  There’s puddles… puddles!  This person lost a lot of blood because it’s been almost ten hours and it’s still out in puddle.  Somebody’s kid could have fallen in that, touched it, anything.  I don’t think the cops were there, because I know they would have had yellow tape around it or something.

 

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