Saturday, May 28, 2011

pedestrian friendly

Sidewalks.  Removed under a questionable resolution passed in an equally questionable amended council agenda, the sidewalks removed by Murphy Oil are being replaced by FEMA road work projects.  The sidewalks were removed by Murphy Oil during demolition of the houses sold to the refinery through the former voluntary buyup program.

This means our kids will have a safer place to ride bikes and walk this summer; a safe place to play other than the streets. 

Interesting enough, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prohibits this type of contruction within 1,500 feet of the Mississippi River Levee when the water levels are above 11 feet.  With the  rising Mississippi River, the New Orleans Carrolton Flood Gage measures just around 17 feet and is expected to remain at high levels through the month of June 2011.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

finally! how many deaths people walking across the highway? we were only promised about two years ago

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