An advocate for persons with disabilities says the capital city has to do a better job when it comes to winter maintenance of sidewalks.
A steady dose of snow and rain followed by cold temperatures has left a lot of ice around, making walking difficult in some areas.
St. John’s has stepped up sidewalk snowclearing over the past few years but Anne Malone, who is visually impaired and uses a service dog, says the city should consider reducing speed limits in the winter and create a series of urban walking trails. She also says plow operators need to be better trained.
She says snow has been piled up on an island at a pedestrian cross on Merrymeeting Road at Parade Street, creating a hazard.