[Vision2020] Moscow's terrible sidewalks

J Ford privatejf32 at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 6 14:44:09 PDT 2006

Because the CD and the City Council did not have in place a plan for 
developers or homebuilders to put in sidewalks until recently, the older 
parts of town don't have them as well developed as the newer parts of town.  
You can ask the CD to contact owners and see if they are willing to put 
sidewalks in, but unless the City sees it as a worthwhile thing, chances are 
they are not going to follow-up on it.

Kit, you got any suggestions on this?

J  :]

>From: Pennsylvania Place <penn_place_boise at yahoo.com>
>To: vision2020 at moscow.com
>Subject: [Vision2020] Moscow's terrible sidewalks
>Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2006 14:24:24 -0700 (PDT)
>Hey All:
>   I've seen on the list and the DN many complaints about the lack of 
>sidewalks on Mountain View. How about the older parts of town? Who do we 
>complain to?
>   I walk all over town, sometimes pushing a stroller. I have noticed many 
>high traffic streets near the downtown core with NO sidewalks on EITHER 
>side. How can we do something about this? Shouldn't it be in the street 
>   Example 1: On West A Street, which is dang-near an arterial these days, 
>there is NO sidewalk on EITHER side of the street between Jackson and 
>Almon. On the north side you have the gravel lot belonging to St. John 
>Hardware, on the South side you have a gravel lot belonging to that Heating 
>& Air place in the former electric railroad depot.
>   Anyone trying to walk down A street pushing a stroller (or god forbid a 
>wheelchair!) would find it impossible.
>   Example 2: Where Lilly crosses 3rd street, there is a crosswalk on the 
>west side of the intersection - which doesn't lead to a sidewalk! It leads 
>right into Ambassador Auto's parking lot! Now, Ambassador Auto has been 
>kind and pulled back their autos so there is now space to walk, but back in 
>July and August you could not walk down Lilly without walking out in the 
>middle of the street.
>   Pedestrian Friendly Town, my ass!
>   Penny P.
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