[Vision2020] Moscow's terrible sidewalks

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Wed Sep 6 17:41:33 PDT 2006

Yes, Arnold -


I agree.  The city of Moscow should, perhaps, make intra-city conveyance
more handicap friendly.


Question:  How would you anticipate accomplishing this task without
construction, something you have recently complained about?


Tom Hansen

Moscow, Idaho


"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in
sideways, chocolate in one hand, a drink in the other, body thoroughly used
up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO HOO. What a ride!'"



From: vision2020-bounces at moscow.com [mailto:vision2020-bounces at moscow.com]
On Behalf Of Donovan Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 5:35 PM
To: Pennsylvania Place; vision2020 at moscow.com
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Moscow's terrible sidewalks



My chief complaint about sidewalks is that they are not wide enough for
wheelchairs. Not to mention that when someone in a wheelchair tries to cross
a street there is either no slit in the curb or on a not a wide enough slit
to get up the other side. Then people park their cars on the side of the
road. This forces people in wheelchairs to roll down the center of the road.
Very unsafe IMHO. 

Crosswalks should be wide, WC assessable, as level as possible, and have
plenty of light during the evening and early night. D Street, with no
sidewalks, and Third street with narrow sidewalks and heavy traffic are my
chief concerns. 



Pennsylvania Place <penn_place_boise at yahoo.com> wrote:

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 budget?


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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