[Or: Two more reasons why people don’t go downtown.]
After all the time and money and manpower invested in the installation of the new ADA compliant street corners and crosswalks,
good luck getting to one. Like Broadway isn’t difficult enough to cross. This is at 5th Street.
I realize that the city plows have to be careful to not throw the road crap through the front windows of the downtown buildings. However, I do not think it is too much to ask for the city to send a crew downtown with a Bobcat and/or front end loader and a small dump truck to clear the parking spaces and sidewalks properly. The snow could be dumped down at Hot Waters in the gravel parking lot that someone keeps snow plowing.
I found two spots on the east side of Broadway that were cleared considerably better than the rest and those were in front of Nielsen’s Jewelers and Faroh’s Candies. I don’t know if those business owners took it upon themselves to make sure that their customers could reach them safely. If so, it was a wise investment. Those two locations definitely stood out amongst the unwelcoming and unusable snow and ice covered parking spots and sidewalks on their side of Broadway.