This video was amazing to me. Most of the time, local news crews seem to focus on any changes or challenges to driving conditions, but this report deals directly with the lack of sidewalk clearance within the city after a snowfall. Not only that, the first part of the report mentions that snow should be cleared off before if freezes hard to the concrete, which is an important point:
Last month I walked on the south side of Broad Ripple Avenue next to the Subway restaurant, and it was covered in old crusty ice. There had been plenty of time to have cleared it when it was warm enough, but sadly it never got done. It was dangerous, and there is no buffer between the sidewalk and moving vehicles.
I’m not really sure if enforcement of the city ordinance for sidewalk clearance is the answer, so I wish to highlight the civic duty in our readers to get out the message. Doesn’t this following photo from last year look inviting?