Mark over at the Kansas City Post has a good article on the need for our city's codes enforcement officers to enforce the city ordinance requiring residents to clear their own sidewalks.
Mark brings to light important points when it comes to keeping sidewalks clear for people who need to use the sidewalks to get to public transportation.
Our city is increasingly moving back to one that is more reliant on walkable neigbhorborhoods (walkable neighborhoods tend to increase home values) and higher use of public transit. If we are to be successful as a more pedestrian-friendly city, we all have to do our part in keeping our sidewalks cleared so the city can remain walkable even when it snows.
Being a pedestrian-friendly, transit-friendly city isn't something we can just do some of the time -- it is something we have to be all the time.
So not only is Mark right that we have to have our codes officials be more vigilant about enforcing the law, but we need citizens to do their part as part of a urban city.