Saturday, February 24, 2007

Problem Spots: 2/24/07

As a follow-up to the previous post, No Complaints?, these images were taken Saturday afternoon, February 24th. Let’s see if man (with shovels) or Mother Nature (with warmer temps) clears these problem spots first.

First, let me give credit where it is due. This spot on the corner of Margaret and Elm has been cleared; no more walking in the street for pedestrians.

Of all the places that should be cleared, one would think a school crossing would be high on the list. This is looking west at the entrance to the Oak Street School on Margaret Street. The entrance across the street is cleared, but as you can plainly see, the sidewalk in the foreground is blocked, forcing the school kids to walk around in the street.

Two snow storms and still hasn’t been touched: the corner of Elm and Miller.

62 Miller, AKA Whiteface Mountain II.

I forgot to mention this in my email to the city. This is the corner of Delord and Miller. Maybe the party responsible for this stretch of sidewalk figures that he doesn’t have to bother since Whiteface II blocks the other end.

And if some of you are getting tired of looking at this stuff, imagine what it’s like to be a pedestrian and deal with it every day. Physical obstacles are much worse than visual boredom.

Of course, if these problem spots are eliminated, then I can return to more artistic images with this blog. Documenting this crap is making me grouchy and snow blind.

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