The Virginia-Highland Sidewalk Improvement Project is a collaborative effort to identify sidewalks in the neighborhood in most dire need of repair for safety reasons.
Neighborhood resident and local watchdog David Eckoff walked the streets of Virginia-Highland to identify hazardous sidewalks, and Patch is giving you the opportunity to be a part of the project.
The goal of the project is to identify sidewalks that are a safety hazard in the neighborhood, and every day this week, you’ll find an interactive map and photo gallery of 10 sidewalks in the neighborhood that we feel are unsafe.
Make sure to click through the gallery and the map up top to get a good look at the sidewalks.
Funding for sidewalk repair is a contentious topic around the city. A Patch report later in this series will outline who is responsible for sidewalk repairs and how Virginia-Highland residents can get involved.
So, how do you participate?
Make sure to vote in the daily poll — located at the bottom of this page — for the sidewalk that you think is in most dire need of repair.
Voting will close at the end of the week — Sunday, Feb. 5 at midnight to be exact. Patch will ask readers to vote next week on the top ten you select (so make sure to cast your vote every day!).
You can also upload your own photos of sidewalks you think need to be repaired!
Simply click the upload photos button just under the photo gallery in this article (make sure to login!). Be sure to include the street name and block number in the caption. (E-mail Jaclyn.firstname.lastname@example.org with technical difficulties).
Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Leave them in the comments section below!