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I don’t care about clearing my sidewalks of snow

In Community, Direct Action, Social Media on February 8, 2015 at 9:04 am

Editor’s Note: This site is about creating a community wide photojournalism experiment to share pictures of mostly businesses who never clear their sidewalks of snow.  It’s also about using free social media platforms as a means for public activism and communications.


“Generally, I don’t care if your kids walk in the street to school in heavy traffic, that someone in a wheel chair can’t get around, or that you as an able bodied adult has a hard time getting from point A to point B. Oh, and if you just happen to like being able to walk on cleared sidewalks in the winter for exercise, the esthetically beautiful nature of it, or being able to commute walking to work and back……… ha, too bad!! lol

Oh what, it’s the law?? What are you going to do, tell me to clear my sidewalks……… or what? You’re going to tell me again!?!?!” lol”

From the Organizer Rick Destito: This site is about the people in this city having a place to come together and share pictures of businesses or other people or groups in the city who almost never clear their sidewalks of snow.  The goal: Is to get everyone and every business in the city to clear snow from their sidewalks helping to create a more walkable city for everyone, 365 days per year!

Think of this group site as community wide photojournalism experiment for all of us who care about each other in the City of Syracuse, our kids, our elderly, and those of us who really do just love being able to live in walkable communities!!  Anyone can join.

Post pics with locations of businesses, people, or groups who never seem to clears their sidewalks, snowbanks plowed directly into sidewalks, pics of just after you clearing snow from your sidewalk only to have a city plow go by and fill your sidewalk right back up with snow like you never did it! Pics of kids having to walk in the road to school or up to their knees on a snowy sidewalk and or other dangerous situations.

This is from City of Syracuse website on Sidewalk Maintenance:

“During winter months, please remember that your sidewalks must be kept clear of snow and ice. By ordinance, anyone with a sidewalk parallel to any public street, shall clear and keep cleared any snow or ice which has accumulated on the surface. This clearing of the snow and ice shall be completed by 6 p.m. of the day following the accumulation. No person shall shovel, sweep, throw, plow, or otherwise deposit snow or ice into the street, sidewalk, or park located within the city.”

In the end, the main point of this community photo journal is that we could talk all day, but a picture is worth a thousand words and can’t be argued with.  So, I’m not sure where this site will go, but I’m sure things may change, and always, always, keep it to the goal at hand, not just mindless ranting, we don’t have time for that!”