The city's crack Pothole Patrol Crew will swarm the South End today, taking names but no prisoners as it fills in winter potholes like nobody's business.
It seems like they'd do a much better job of addressing potholes if they'd finish clearing the snow and ice off the streets first. Many city streets are still not cleared to the curbs, nearly 2 weeks after the big snowfall.
Comm Ave in Kenmore square has snow from the curb almost to the bike lane, which is basically the parked car lane now.
they just cleared it! last night or early this morning, thank god. I have to assume the business owners there are pissed, it basically halves the amount of parking in the neighborhood for a couple weeks.
Meanwhile sidewalks across the city continue to be deathtraps
In other words, just a typical Boston winter, right?
That's OK, I'm sure that the only sidewalks that have been left uncleared are those abutting private residences and businesses, and their owners can be fined until they clean them up. Surely a "world class city" such as ours wouldn't leave bridges, overpasses and other public ways unshoveled when it's the city or state's responsibility to clean them up, right? Right?
Ha ha, I slay me.
These are all problems. But I never understand the argument of "let's leave the potholes unfilled because the bridge isn't shoveled."
Well, my argument is more "they can't really do a decent job filling potholes if those potholes are half buried under ice and snow."
Careful what you wish for...
Such an underserved neighborhood will finally get the attention and city services that it has been so sorely lacking and so very much is entitled to.
It takes, like, two seconds to fill a pothole. They should be doing this continuously during winter months, not waiting until spring.
The roads around here are bad enough as it is.