New "Sidewalks"
lph

West Liberty, KY

#61 Aug 31, 2012
Sorry, folks - the Mayor has nothing to do with this. The project was approved by the Kentucky Department of Transportation and when it is completed, it will meet all state guidelines for Federal and state ADA.
sidewalks

West Liberty, KY

#62 Aug 31, 2012
Do you not realize that there are approved grates around the trees that are designed to accomondate wheelchairs and scooters?
If you would simply wait until the project is totally completed, you will find that everything is absolutely by the state and federal code.
I suppose I am somewhat confused as to why you would think that all the permitting agencies would just allow a plan to be implemented without being approved for federal and state code. You seem to be indicating that the permitting agencies, the engineers that designed the project, the contractors are in a cloud and don't understand how things are supposed to be.
I mean, come on, wait until it is finished to complain - it is going to be alright.
OLD MAN who knows 1

Campton, KY

#63 Aug 31, 2012
sidewalks wrote:
Do you not realize that there are approved grates around the trees that are designed to accomondate wheelchairs and scooters?
If you would simply wait until the project is totally completed, you will find that everything is absolutely by the state and federal code.
I suppose I am somewhat confused as to why you would think that all the permitting agencies would just allow a plan to be implemented without being approved for federal and state code. You seem to be indicating that the permitting agencies, the engineers that designed the project, the contractors are in a cloud and don't understand how things are supposed to be.
I mean, come on, wait until it is finished to complain - it is going to be alright.
finally a brain is exposed,, what a treat !
not too bad

Chesterfield, MO

#64 Aug 31, 2012
sidewalks are not too bad
walk them

West Liberty, KY

#65 Sep 1, 2012
I walked the new sidewalks today. They still need some work on them. I did notice the grates that make it easier for scooters and chairs. But I also noticed that there still isn't anyway around those steps on the side going up to the bank. I also notice there was a slight rise on the corner that would make it impossible for a wheelchair or scooter to go up. It is dangerous for regular people. I stumbled walking. I wasn't the only one, an elderly lady said the same thing happened to her. Like I told her unless they did a whole lot more work there was a lawsuit waiting to happen.
Yes, they are better than what we had, a whole lot better. But if they were going to put new sidewalks in the most they can do is make sure they are handicapped friendly.
Former Resident

West Liberty, KY

#66 Sep 1, 2012
ADA code does not require that you have access around an entire block. You only are required to offer access to every single location from one direction.
Good grief, is your only intention to walk around and complain about something? Campton must be filled with the most negative minded people in the state. I must say I have never encountered anywhere that does nothing but complain. These sites sound a lot like Oscar the Grouch wrote them.
I can almost guarantee you did not stumble because the sidewalk was not designed right. For goodness sake, why didn't you complain when you walked on the sidewalks that were in place before new ones were installed?
But..realize I am responding to those who are not going to be happy with these no matter what we do. As someone said last week, if you paved the streets with gold, there would be those that complained they weren't done in platinum.
The city, county, or state cannot make everything perfect and certainly cannot make it the way everyone wants it. Could be why so many people are "former residents". Just stay stuck in the last century.
like i said

West Liberty, KY

#67 Sep 1, 2012
like i said, i'm happy as long as i've got somewhere to walk
Too Funny

West Liberty, KY

#68 Sep 1, 2012
This is amazing! Over 60 posts about sidewalks! Find is astounding that something as simple as new sidewalks could garner so much debate. No wonder they call this a one horse town.
I figure anything that improves the appearance of Campton is a good thing. It looks better, it is safer, it is more accessible to everyone - soooo, what is the issue??
Studies show that trees on a main street tend to slow traffic down a bit. And it adds green space that certainly looks better.
I tend to agree with some of the other posters, why can't you appreciate that Campton is getting new sidewalks and be grateful that is improves the appearance of the place you live and work.
We have become such a society of whiners and complainers and very few doers. And...such a litigious society.
it is

Campton, KY

#69 Sep 2, 2012
Too Funny wrote:
This is amazing! Over 60 posts about sidewalks! Find is astounding that something as simple as new sidewalks could garner so much debate. No wonder they call this a one horse town.
I figure anything that improves the appearance of Campton is a good thing. It looks better, it is safer, it is more accessible to everyone - soooo, what is the issue??
Studies show that trees on a main street tend to slow traffic down a bit. And it adds green space that certainly looks better.
I tend to agree with some of the other posters, why can't you appreciate that Campton is getting new sidewalks and be grateful that is improves the appearance of the place you live and work.
We have become such a society of whiners and complainers and very few doers. And...such a litigious society.
It is amazing.
Dee-Dee

West Liberty, KY

#70 Sep 2, 2012
like i said wrote:
like i said, i'm happy as long as i've got somewhere to walk
Sorry I just have to ask, where are you going? There's no where to go that you couldn't have walked to before
Teresa

West Liberty, KY

#71 Sep 2, 2012
Too Funny wrote:
This is amazing! Over 60 posts about sidewalks! Find is astounding that something as simple as new sidewalks could garner so much debate. No wonder they call this a one horse town.
I figure anything that improves the appearance of Campton is a good thing. It looks better, it is safer, it is more accessible to everyone - soooo, what is the issue??
Studies show that trees on a main street tend to slow traffic down a bit. And it adds green space that certainly looks better.
I tend to agree with some of the other posters, why can't you appreciate that Campton is getting new sidewalks and be grateful that is improves the appearance of the place you live and work.
We have become such a society of whiners and complainers and very few doers. And...such a litigious society.
You certainly sound like a leading citizen of Campton but obviously some of us don't think it improves anything and I doubt a pitiful looking tree planted in the sidewalk counts as a green space. But I guess myself and these other Oscars feel like we aren't listened to by anyone else so we come here and complain to each other. Then you people with your research and facts come and put us back in our place. Maybe Campton is the way it is because the powers that be listen to you instead of us-haha
CURIOUS

West Liberty, KY

#72 Sep 2, 2012
I suppose I am just curious about all of this - what do you want for Campton? Don't you think that little tree will grow up to be a big tree if given an opportunity?
I bet is you went to the "powers that be" and give them an idea of what you would like to see in this town and offer to help make it happen, you would be listened to.
I sincerely doubt that sidewalks and trees will change Campton a great deal, but I also doubt that it is going to harm it, either.
Campton is a nice little town - maybe not what you would like it to be, but it has been home to many people over the past decades and frankly, I agree with a few of the other posters, if it makes it look better, then it can't be all bad.
I also have to agree with others, why not quit complaining and whining and offer to help make the changes that you would like to see.
MY MY MY

Chesterfield, MO

#73 Sep 2, 2012
we may not be going far but i sure like to look at pretty things and Campton is a lot prettier to look at lately i enjoy all of this work they are doing keep it up and i only have one thing to say to you who are complaing get off your a.. and do it YOURSELVES you dont like how it is done KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK CAMPTON YOUR LOOKING GOOD
walk them

West Liberty, KY

#74 Sep 2, 2012
It is an imporvement over what we had. But it still has a ways to go. The paper said they were only seventy percent finished. I realize that. I like what I am seeing but am pointing out flaws. As far as talking to people in charge, won't do any good.
I have said it before and will say it again, there is a lawsuit waiting to happen about those side walks.
Like someone else said about the trees they will grow, it will take time. They don't come big trees overnight.LOL
lawsuit

West Liberty, KY

#75 Sep 2, 2012
Such convaluted thinking! After years of broken, uneven, and crumbling sidewalks that were dangerous to everyone walking on them, Campton now has a decent place to walk, and you are talking about lawsuits.
There are always those that are looking for someone to sue and I am confident that if they want to do so, perfect sidewalks will not deter them.
I would be most upset with those in power if they decided not to try to make improvements for fear of what someone is going to criticize or for the threat of a lawsuit. Ridiculous. The most dangerous thing about these sidewalks are the ADA pavers, which are, by nature, very eneven and how ironic, they are required by law.
And to say that it would do no good to discuss this with those making this project possible is an excuse for inaction. Very well that it might not do any good, but all ideas are welcome, I am sure.
Of course they are not perfect. I am unaware of anything that is, but I think they are a great start.
I saw

West Liberty, KY

#76 Sep 3, 2012
I saw something in the newspaper about the sidewalks.
What da

Granville, TN

#77 Sep 27, 2012
Side walks look like crap, sure wasn't worth the money oh wait maybe it was, in someone's pocket!
wheelchair bound

Auburn, CA

#78 Sep 27, 2012
I came in this past week and I tried to get my wheelchair on the new sidewalks and couldn't. When are they gonna finish the handicap portion of the sidewalk so we can use them?
Silly Wabbits

Campton, KY

#79 Oct 7, 2012
Tricks are for kids
shuuuu

West Liberty, KY

#80 Oct 11, 2012
hush hush
Terri wrote:
Why couldn't they have just put in new straight sidewalks? Am I the only one who thinks these new ones look out of place in such a rundown town? What a waste of money and manpower!

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