Am I being unfair? I don’t know, let me pile on as much as the snow is currently piled on their sidewalks, shall I?
To be accurate (not fair, just accurate), the 195 Commission had according to idiotic changes the City Council made to the snow removal regulations in 2010, until 3:08pm to remove their snow (8 hours after sunrise after snow stops falling). When I left work around 6pm, the sidewalks were still unclear.
However, this parking lot built for DCYF was clear first thing in the morning.
Yes, the only thing built on the 195 land thus far is a surface parking lot clearly marked as for employees of DCYF, a non-tax paying state agency.
So, this lot is clear, and apparently, DCYF employees are able to hover from this lot to their offices. I’m assuming this is the case as none of the sidewalks around this parking lot are clear. For us mere mortal non-state employees who can’t hover, we’re left walking in the street or risking falling on the snow and ice. (as an aside, does anyone know if DCYF employees have to pay for parking, you know, like private sector employees do?)
Does anyone know who I sue if I fall on these sidewalks or get hit by a car while avoiding them? Does the 195 Commission have insurance yet? Does the Governor just give me money out of his personal fortune?
In other sidewalk snow news. Shockingly, it appears that someone dragged a shovel across the Atwells Avenue Bridge over Route 95. The sidewalk is not clear, but there is a shovel width path cleared. This usually happens at the end of the winter after a winter of me posting photos and ranting about it, so”¦ yay, I guess.
However… after one crosses from Downcity to Federal Hill, one reaches Garibaldi Park, a city owned park adjacent to the Federal Hill arch. The sidewalks there, are not clear, so, FAIL.