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on Foot Traffic
I live in Irvington and love to walk in my neighborhood. I also bike as much as I can. But I also drive and am increasingly concerned by both runners and walkers (including those with baby strollers) who have decided that they are entitled to use the roads without regard to cars. While pedestrians bear ultimate responsibility, there is a reason why so many pedestrians have taken to the roadways. Many homeowners have not maintained their sidewalks, making them tripping hazards--especially when covered by leaves. Not all curbs are wheelchair accessible, making them difficult to maneuver for those with strollers and walkers. We need to recognize the increased diversity of those who are using our streets and sidewalks. Both government and homeowners have a role in making them safe and all users have a role in using them safely.
posted 2 years, 7 months ago
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