[Vision2020] Moscow's terrible sidewalks

Donovan Arnold donovanjarnold2005 at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 6 18:09:42 PDT 2006

 If you had some critical reading skills you would know I  am all for construction when and where needed. I just think, like most  people I talk to in this town, that construction should be spaced out  or done mostly during the summer. 
 I think starting all  construction projects at the same time during the school year is bad  planning and creates unneeded delays, safety risks, and frustration on  commuters. 
 So my suggestion would be to put in the  sidewalks during the summers, and space the work out so that we don't  have all the major routes in town shut down at the same time. 

Tom Hansen <thansen at moscow.com> wrote:              v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);}                  st1\:*{behavior:url(#default#ieooui) }                    Yes, Arnold &#8211;
    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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