Michael Patrick wrote:There are miles of city-owned sidewalks that are skating rinks right now. I was driving around right before dark, I couldn't believe how many have been untouched by sand or (heaven forbid) salt. There are going to be some surprised pedestrians tomorrow...
Thanks for that, captain obvious. That is what happens when we have record snowfalls, we get warm weather, the ice melts, then it gets cold again and it freezes.
What are you suggesting? Pay city crews overtime to come in on sundays or work round the clock to salt (yes poison the environment even more) and sand the sidewalks?
Not trying to downplay the problem, yes it is very slippery. I almost fell in my own driveway. But some of the people that think it is their constitutional right to walk on bare pavement 365 days out of the year in Wisconsin ought to rethink what is worth bitching about or consider moving to a warmer climate.
Fact - this is Wisconsin and on some occasions we get a lot of ice that covers much of the the sidewalks - public and private. There is not enough sand and salt out there to cover every inch of it let alone people willing to do the work. If you care that much about it, get off your ass and do something about it.