Chicago sidewalks vs. Providence sidewalks

Chicago Department of Transportation crews clearing snow from the sidewalk on the Kinzie Street Bridge during January 2012 snowstorm.

Typical condition of Atwells Avenue bridge after a snow storm (unplowed).

Atwells Avenue

January 2011

I’m just sayin’…

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6 Responses to Chicago sidewalks vs. Providence sidewalks

  1. Andria January 20, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    I moved here from Fargo, ND where it snows every day, so you shovel every day, usually more than once. Five years later, I remain shocked at the fact that so few people in Providence think it necessary to shovel. Despite all of the problems in this city, that’s one that irks me the most. Instead of jacking up car tax, they could rake it in by actually fining people for not shoveling, or do both, cause we’re broke.

  2. Jef Nickerson January 20, 2012 at 1:58 pm #


  3. SK January 20, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    In all my life as a RIer, it seems as though the art of shoveling and plowing has become endangered in this state. People have very little understanding on how to plow/shovel sidewalks, driveways, streets, etc., and even less of an idea on how to drive in the snow. This is New England, not New Mexico, we’ve seen snow before, and should take some initiative in clearing snow & driving safely on the poorly plowed streets.

  4. Tony P January 20, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    Nice, I hope it shames the city into doing something about it. It’s too bad, when Lombardi was councilman for the 13th he made damned sure those overpasses were cleared.

    I’ve gotta work on Principe about that.

  5. Jef Nickerson January 20, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    I don’t remember the overpasses being clear when Lombardi was councilor. However, it appeared on my way home, that someone dragged a shovel across the Atwells overpass sometime today.

  6. Jef Nickerson January 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    Lombardi was Councilor in December 2009:

    Atwells Bridge over Route 95

    December 2008:

    Atwells Avenue Bridge

    December 2007:

    Atwells Avenue

    December 2007 again:

    Providence, 1st Snow Storm of 2007

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