Oak Park has many senior citizens who don’t drive and who walk everywhere to run errands and take public transportation. Cleaning the sidewalks should be no less urgent than cleaning the streets. Oak Park should know what buildings are vacant and have a team that clear those walks within 24 hours of a snowfall. People who shovel should include the curbs so we don’t have a mountain of snow to climb or a foot-wide puddle. De-icers or traction material such as sand or sawdust helps pedestrians to walk on solid ice. Bus stops should have a path from sidewalk to the street. Thank you for considering your older neighbors.

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