It’s that time of year, where you see people walking in the street because the sidewalks are full of snow, or you have to brave death and do it yourself.
It’s one of the more remarkable double-standards — or inequities — in transportation: Clearing streets of snow is a non-negotiable priority for public agencies, but safe routes for pedestrians are left to a piecemeal private system that mostly fails.
We wanted to highlight a couple of cities that are doing more than most to keep sidewalks clear for pedestrians. The good news is, more cities are starting to recognize clear sidewalks as an important quality-of-life and equity issue that deserves public support.
Read more about 5 northern cities sidewalk snow removal policies.