Sunday, January 14, 2007

CMPAC Chair Calls for Brick Sidewalk Study

Tae Chong, chair of the City Manager’s Policy Advisory Committee has called on the City to conduct a pedestrian traffic study to determine how the City can best spend its federal infrastructure money. CMPAC advises the City Manager on the expenditure of those funds, and the City Council makes the final decision on how they are spent.

Which sidewalks receive the heaviest pedestrian traffic, and the practicality of installing brick sidewalks in the city are two areas that Chong would like to see studied more carefully.
Brick sidewalks are mandated in the historically-designated parts of the city, including the West End, but have been criticized as being too expensive, slippery when wet, and difficult to maintain.

“They’re nice to look at,” says East End City Councilor Kevin Donoghue, “but I wouldn’t want to walk there.”


Blogger spgleit said...

The money should go first for the installation of street lamps along the main, peninsula commercial streets

15 January, 2007 10:03  

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