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February 8th, 2009

Sidewalk Shovelin’

A marked difference that I noticed when we moved into our house: people in our suburb don’t shovel sidewalks, in general. At all.

Sure, there are some people who shovel. I do. Our neighbors on either side do. But more often than not, people might shovel their driveways and leave it at that. I’ve had the pleasure (?) of experiencing this firsthand when walking to and from the train for work. Sometimes it’s even a big impassable mess: a few nearby businesses actually plow the snow in their lots into big piles on the sidewalks. Neat!

Obviously our suburb has no rule nor ordinance against this. The official stance is akin to asking people to maybe keep things clear, with no consequences. This is a stark contrast to the last town we lived in; they had a rule that sidewalks must be cleared within 24 hours of the end of snowfall. I mean, it’s just nice.

How does your town handle this? Are you lucky enough to live in a place where the sidewalks are shoveled by your town?

Posted in Get Off My Lawn

COD February 8, 2009, 3:00 pm

We don’t have sidewalks. Problem solved. Of course, we don’t really have snow either…

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