Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Resonable Snow Removal

What changes can Denver and other cities and counties make to their snow removal practices that still make sense given how frequently the snow melts away?

Monday, January 01, 2007

Denver's Snow Woes

It's nice to see Hickenlooper (Can we just call him Mayor H?) pitching in and encouraging people to get out and shovel and help those who need help. But what I'd really like to see is the city get out and cite residents and businesses for not clearing their sidewalks. A bit tough when you get 2 blizzards? Sure. But during other snow falls I found several places where the sidewalks weren't cleared and despite Denver's generally mild winter, it was downright dangerous for folks. And seeing that Denver hasn't enforced it's Snow Removal Route no-parking ordinances for a decade or two (one paper said 9 years, the other said 1983), I doubt they're doing much about the sidewalks. We don't just need people who care but a city that sets a minimal level of expectations for ALL citizens.