Editorial: Los Angeles leaders have stumbled over their duty to fix the city's many broken sidewalks

Sidewalks are essential for a walkable, livable L.A. But city officials treat them as second-class transportation infrastructure, compared with streets and highways.

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115MRD
115MRD
10 · 3 days ago · Reddit

Plus, the city doesn’t track how many sidewalks need repair — it mostly relies on residents to call in complaints — or how much all the work will cost. And it still takes the city much longer — 41 days on average — to temporarily patch a broken sidewalk than the three days it takes to fill a pothole in the street.

And that gets to the heart of the problem: Sidewalks are treated as second-class transportation infrastructure, compared with streets and highways.

Pretty damning indictment of the City's priorities here. Potholes get filled almost immediately upon reporting. Sidewalks take weeks.

justeandj
justeandj
7 · 3 days ago · Reddit

And they still plant trees right next to the new pavement in new lots. It's Lucy and the football, but worse because they expect trees not to grow.