Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A public service announcement on behalf of people who walk

As Rr Salamander noted in her post yesterday, sidewalks are a real issue in a situation like the one we're in right now. We are due for 12-20 more inches of snow tonight, and here's what Glenmore Ave looks like on Tuesday afternoon:

What's missing from this picture? That's right, sidewalks!

Remember, the storm that dropped 26 inches on us here in Westfield happened on Friday and Saturday. And this is the mess that is still in the road! If you're a dedicated driver, you may not realize it, but Glenmore Ave. is a major pedestrian route for people who are going to catch the bus or to shop on Harford Road (which is in the direction of the picture above) or who are headed toward Belair Road, in the direction below:

Also notice that in this picture is the vehicle of your dedicated mail carrier. Please, please clear the walkway to your house for them. If they can't get to you, they will simply not deliver your mail.

So please shovel your sidewalk -- and if you have neighbors who are unable to shovel, please help them out. I've seen such wonderful community spirit in our neighborhood the past few days, but I've also seen stretches of sidewalk that are clear -- only to stop at one house that is not shoveled. That means people have to walk in the street, and that is dangerous. Shovel, people!


falnfenix said...

i thought it was required by law to clear sidewalks after snow?

Sue J said...

I think so, but I've never heard of anyone getting a ticket for it.

Stacy said...

I'm proud to share that the neighbors on Westfield Avenue on this side of Old Harford have shoveled all of the walkways AND the road! We have such a great neighborhood. And, yes, you can get a citation for not shoveling... but worse yet, if someone falls on your unshoveled walkways, he/she can sue you!