Friday, November 24, 2017

Giving Thanks for Improved Sidewalks

One thing I'm thankful for this Thanksgiving weekend is the new or improved sidewalks going in around town. My understanding is that Princeton no longer charges individual homeowners for repaired or newly installed sidewalks, eliminating the friction and delay caused by the old policy.

The town recently replaced bumpy sidewalks along a main route taken by kids going to PHS and the middle school. The value of smooth sidewalks becomes most vividly apparent if you walk with someone who uses a walker.

It's nice to see workers improving infrastructure in town. A closer look reveals the craftsmanship involved. The less demand for custodial functions like picking up leaves piled in the street, the more resources can be channeled to these infrastructural improvements.

May this sidewalk's utility extend far towards the horizon.

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