Annapolis Walk of Shame

Yes, we know the City wants to fix our sidewalks, but somehow it just doesn't happen.

Annapolis is a fine historic town, compact and a delight to walk in. Well, kind of. Our sidewalks have become something of a mess. Here you'll see examples of flaws that have been allowed to appear, worsen, persist, and spread. If our Mayor, City Council, and city department heads are shamed by what what they see below, well, good. All they have to do is fix this. We mean it.

Please send your own candidates to add to the Walk of Shame to Kurt.Riegel@gmail.com  Send full size photo, description of the flaw, and exactly where it is located. I'll post them so that our city fathers (and mothers) are embarrassed to tears.





Monterey Ave and Annapolis St

Telephone pole blocks sidewalk to pedestrians and wheelchairs.

Wouldn't you like to have a vigorous "chat" with the genius who thought this was a good idea?






Monterey Ave, between Annapolis St and Ridgely Ave

Telephone pole blocks sidewalk to pedestrians and wheelchairs.

Yes, a "chat" with the genius who thought this was a good idea, is a good idea!




Monterey Ave, between Annapolis St and Ridgely Ave

Another telephone pole blocks sidewalk to pedestrians and wheelchairs. Enough!







Monterey Ave, near Forbes St

Vegetation overhangs the sidewalk blocking pedestrians and wheelchairs, and there is no ADA curb ramp with tactile bumps for wheelchairs and blind pedestrians.








Monterey Ave, near Forbes St


The other side of the entrance to a parking lot, depicted above. There is no ADA curb ramp with tactile bumps for wheelchairs and blind pedestrians.

 








Melvin Ave and Forbes St

Part of the sidewalk extending to Forbes St is missing.There is no ADA curb ramp with tactile bumps to accommodate wheelchairs and blind pedestrians.







Melvin Ave, near Forbes St

Closer view of the sidewalk depicted above. Part of the sidewalk extending toward Forbes St is missing.There is no ADA curb ramp with tactile bumps to accommodate wheelchairs and blind pedestrians.






Melvin Avenue, between Annapolis St and Forbes St.

Another telephone pole blocks sidewalk to pedestrians and wheelchairs.







Melvin Avenue, between Annapolis St and Forbes St.

Another break in the sidewalk making it impossible for pedestrians and wheelchairs to pass. Has a private fence been placed in a public right of way?







Melvin Ave and Ridgely Ave

Fire hydrant blocks sidewalk to pedestrians and wheelchairs.







Melvin Ave and Ridgely Ave

Another telephone pole blocks sidewalk to pedestrians and wheelchairs. An unfilled hole next to the pole creates an additional hazard to pedestrians.







Ridgely Ave between Melvin Ave and Monterey Ave

Another telephone pole blocks sidewalk to pedestrians and wheelchairs.








Ridgely Ave at Arundel Pl

There is no sidewalk at all on either side of a road that must accommodate a great deal of pedestrian traffic.

This is a high hazard area for pedestrians, cyclists, wheelcharis and schoolchildren who must walk on this as their only route to school.









Shiley St at Melvin Ave

Vegetation has overgrown both the public sidewalk and a public fire hydrant. It's pretty, but does it impede use by the public?






Please send your own candidates to add to the Walk of Shame to Kurt.Riegel@gmail.com  Send full size photo, description of the flaw, and where it is located. I'll post them so that our city fathers (and mothers) are embarrassed to tears. Tough love.


Kurt.Riegel@gmail.com         307A Monterey Ave, Annapolis 21401       Cell 410.507.2999