Davis neglects its sidewalks

As a resident of Davis, I find it disturbing, to say the least, that the city is more concerned about bicycle lanes than the flow of automobile traffic, vehicle parking and sidewalk safety.

The bicycle lobby has become the most powerful entity in our city. Davis is not “green” nor will it ever be; it is a dream. I walk the street sidewalks almost every day and again today, I tripped and fell, injuring my shoulder. Three weeks ago I tripped and fell and injured my hip. I’m a fit 60-year-old; I ride my bicycle or walk every day.

The sidewalks in Davis are neglected, overgrown with plants, and tree roots uplift the sidewalk concrete, making it hazardous and unsafe. Many of the sidewalks are not even accessible to the physically challenged. Trees uplifting the concrete or damaging the road should be removed and all sidewalks should be handicap-accessible as well as maintained.

The city is negligent in the care and maintenance of the sidewalks. When will safety for foot travelers become a priority? Or will it take a lawsuit to bring it to their attention?

Trent Meyer

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