Every year DC launches a spring Potholepalooza event to rapidly identify and fix dangerous potholes. But while potholes get all the attention, our equally important sidewalks and pedestrian safety needs go neglected. The city's own data shows that the average pothole 311 request is fulfilled in 3 business days. Sidewalks are 270.
It's time to draw some attention to this discrepancy and the way that it makes life harder and less safe for everyone--especially people with disabilities, parents with strollers, and seniors. So let's come out together to document our neighborhoods' pedestrian infrastructure needs and build some community along the way. Join a Sidewalkpalooza event in your area from June 4th-11th! Because sidewalks need love too!