Sidewalk Repairs

St. Louis

St. Louis Pledges to Repair Sidewalks. Residents Have Heard it Before.

A $6 million program takes aim at a backlog of thousands of requests for sidewalk maintenance, but critics say requiring property owners to foot half of the bill excludes less affluent neighborhoods.

February 23, 2023 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

View down covered sidewalk in historic Stockyards district in Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Could Start Contributing to Sidewalk Repair Costs

A proposal in the city council could shift the burden of sidewalk repairs away from property owners, who are currently responsible for 100 percent of expenses.

January 5, 2023 - Fort Worth Report

Portland Sidewalk

Portland to Upgrade Sidewalks in ADA Settlement

The city will survey every one of its 37,000 street corners for compliance.

May 22, 2018 - Oregon Live

Sidewalk Closed

The Real First-Last Mile Solution: Fix the Sidewalks

Upgrading sidewalks on the way to transit stations could make a difference in cities facing declining transit ridership.

October 27, 2017 - TransitCenter

Suburban Sidewalk

The Politics of Sidewalk Funding

Do cities that make homeowners repair sidewalks subsidize car culture? Or do cities that fund sidewalks subsidize sprawl?

August 24, 2016 - CityLab

San Francisco

San Francisco Shifts Maintenance Burden for Street Trees Back to the City

Three proposed legislative measures would undo one of the more obvious signs of the recession, and return the responsibility for street trees to the city.

July 20, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

Cracked Sidewalk

Who Will Pay to Fix San Diego's Broken Sidewalks?

San Diego quest to find solutions to repairing damaged city sidewalks continues, with home and business owners potentially facing liability for trip-and-fall accidents

October 3, 2015 - Voice of San Diego

Cracked Sidewalk

The Solution to Los Angeles' Crumbling Sidewalks

Parking guru Donald Shoup discusses how the city of Los Angeles can fix its roughly 4,300 miles of sidewalk that require some degree of repair, for free.

August 21, 2014 - Los Angeles Times

Banksy Sweeping

No Fix for Rundown Sidewalks and Streets in Los Angeles

The city of Los Angeles has been searching for years for a fiscal solution to the deplorable conditions of its streets and sidewalks, but a recent proposal to increase sales taxes by a half-cent to 9.5 percent is now dead.

June 13, 2014 - Los Angeles Times

How Can Los Angeles Fix its Broken Sidewalks? Shared Responsibility

City leaders have been in a struggle to come up with a viable solution to fix its buckling sidewalks for the past 50 years. Real estate developer Michael P. Russell takes a look at the work that needs to be done and outlines a plan for a fix.

March 8, 2014 - UrbDeZine

L.A. Leaders Play Politics with Pedestrian Infrastructure

A $3-billion street repair bond measure being drafted for the November ballot reflects L.A.'s traditional preference for automobiles over other modes of transport. Pedestrian advocates are fighting to fund sidewalk repairs. Will the pols listen?

January 8, 2014 - Los Angeles Times

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