Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tale of 2 sidewalks

There is a significant difference in how well the current equipment can clear the sidewalks. Franklin has four devices, a couple of plows for sidewalks and a couple of snow throwers for sidewalks. The plows can move faster but as show below don't really do a great job.

Let me be clear about what I mean by a great job: I don't mean that there is not good time and effort put in, there is. But would you have your elderly parents walk down this? Sidewalks like this are hard to walk on when you are young and fully functioning.

The first photo above was taken Saturday morning, the second photo was taken Saturday afternoon. The snow thrower had gotten to the other side of the street by then. This one leaves a much cleaner path. Not perfect but much better than the plow leaves.

Given the choice between the two, I'd wait for the snow thrower to clear the sidewalks rather than have the plow cruise by.  What about you?

Franklin, MA

1 comment:

  1. Some people can't wait. I heard a horrifying story of a woman pushing her toddler in a stroller against traffic on a busy street in order to get her child to daycare.