Letter: Glenwood snow removal is wanting
To describe the pedestrian walking conditions within the city of Glenwood Springs as treacherous would be an understatement. Folks who have lived through many winters here have told me that snow removal has never been better in town and often is terrible.
May I suggest one or two ideas for local implementation?
It is not a new idea, but in the ’60s Indiana towns set up snow routes, major motoring arteries where drivers could not park until the local street department cleared all snow from the centerline to the curbs.
Removing all snow that could melt, then at night freeze into icy hazards.
Require land owners to shovel their sidewalks daily. More merchants should follow the good examples of First Bank, the Bank of Colorado and Vectra Bank. Some homeowners are doing their best, and others seem to be vagrants.
Enable pedestrians better walkways across main streets. For instance, Grand Avenue is hazardous to walk on within markings. Additionally, the streetlights cause pedestrians to wait several minutes in inclement weather to cross east and west on Grand. Go figure.
It starts at the top. The City Council is culpable. The leading managers of the street department need to plan, schedule and re-evaluate their procedures. If necessary, hire plowing contractors to remove snow, ice and other hazards for vehicles and walkers. Amen.
David “Blue Shoes Buck” Dailey