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Letter: Snow at intersections for old people

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I have lived here 38 years and always paid all my taxes.

Before I was disabled I could jump over the big piles of snow and ice at the end of the and sidewalk or plow thru with snow boots on.

I am now handicapped and was told by the doctor to get exercise. I bought an expensive All Terrain Rollator that would go thru and over up to four inches of snow.

Today I tried to walk and came to an intersection where all four points of access were blocked with more than four inches of snow and ice.

You make a big deal about shoveling your sidewalk, but nothing is ever done or said about getting to the street from the blocked sidewalk.

I finally gave up and came back home the same way I came.

Evanston has an older population that are not in nursing homes. Those people should be able to exercise outdoors.

I am smart enough to know it is possible to not block everything, keeping open at least one north-south sidewalk and one east-west sidewalk at each corner.

What good does it do for a handicapped person to walk down the sidewalk and then be stuck by the ice and snow?

— Alice Barnes

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