Article link: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...idewalks_N.htm
VALUE OF:It just seems like such a waste of the town's resources to be building sidewalks where residents don't really need them or want them," she says. She would rather spend the money on the library, schools and parks. "I don't see why we're wasting the energy and oxygen talking about sidewalks," she says.
Communities discussed in article:Sidewalks encourage people to walk, reduce pedestrian injuries and deaths and create a sense of community, says Megan Lewis of the American Planning Association, a research group for city and county planners. "If you provide sidewalks, you're giving people a choice on how they can get from one place to another," she says.
Red Wing, MN
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What is your fair community's rule about sidewalks ?
Required in the city and mostly now a replacement program
and in the county can be waived during the plat process.