Future of sidewalk project could be decided Tuesday

Jul 6, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Victoria Advocate

Originally published July 6, 2009 at 4:57 p.m., updated July 6, 2009 at 5 p.m. Plans to design and engineer the downtown sidewalk and street improvement project were approved in January by a split city council.

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Jul 6, 2009
 
If you want to see how NOT to do a downtown sidewalk, just check out the downtown of De Leon, Texas. Talk about screwed up, the sidewalks are "ADA approved" and are a maze of up and down steps and rails placed oddly all over the place. You'd have to see it and use it to believe it.
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Jul 7, 2009
 
Agree. It is especially clumsy for us clumsy people that walk with our heads in the clouds. Couldn't tell you how many times I've tripped.
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Jul 7, 2009
 
i watch where my feet are going when i walk and still trip over the cracks. it is bad on us older folks with bad knees to walk on a sidewalk here. i feel sorry for those in wheelchairs who have to use the walkways. i guess the money set aside for that project was spent on something else.
bad idea

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Jul 7, 2009
 
long-haired country boy wrote:
i watch where my feet are going when i walk and still trip over the cracks. it is bad on us older folks with bad knees to walk on a sidewalk here. i feel sorry for those in wheelchairs who have to use the walkways. i guess the money set aside for that project was spent on something else.
For those who use a power chair, it's a horrible obstacle course. Great example of what happens when the government is in charge of something. All common sense is lost.
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Jul 8, 2009
 
bad idea wrote:
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For those who use a power chair, it's a horrible obstacle course. Great example of what happens when the government is in charge of something. All common sense is lost.
Wow. I kept telling myself that even though it was dangerous for me, it was at least a benefit for people with disabilities. If it is even hazardous for them, it needs to be immediately ripped up and re-done.
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Aug 26, 2009
 
maybe they are starting. the steps across the alley from the library have yellow tape across them on one side.

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