More Cities Are Taking Responsibility for Clearing Sidewalks of Snow

It’s that time of year, where you see people walking in the street because the sidewalks are full of snow, or you have to brave death and do it yourself.

It’s one of the more remarkable double-standards — or inequities — in transportation: Clearing streets of snow is a non-negotiable priority for public agencies, but safe routes for pedestrians are left to a piecemeal private system that mostly fails.