Trying to walk these past few weeks in our so-called “walking community “has been a nightmare! Crosswalks, at least 75% or more, have been left untouched by a shovel or a plow, while the streets barely have a snowflake on them.

Patronizing businesses became nearly impossible because of the mounds of snow and ice all along intersections on Lake Street. Walking to the Post Office? Nearly impossible! Sadly, it became easier to drive elsewhere with my business than navigate crosswalks here in Oak Park. Not acceptable, in my opinion.

We need smaller pieces of equipment to plow the intersections right after the streets are plowed. It’s a “no brainer.” We also need owners of corner buildings to assist in clearing those crosswalks.

Keeping Oak Park a prosperous, safe and walkable community should be a priority.

Joyce Callahan, Oak Park

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