Mexico City Council discusses sidewalk policy - News - The Mexico Ledger

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Mexico City Council held a work session Monday night to discuss creation of a uniform, city-wide policy on sidewalk repair.

Public Works Director Kensey Russell told the council that a lack of clear policy on the matter has led to the present situation, where sidewalks are either falling into serious disrepair or completely missing from whole blocks on streets around the city.

Russell said a city ordinance placing responsibility for sidewalk repair with property owners has been largely ignored over the years.

The city also requires new subdivisions to have sidewalks on both sides of the street, but that provision has not been enforced uniformly, either.

MoBikeFed comment: Mexico's sidewalk problem is a common one. Cities are wise to take the bull by the horns and create a realistic sidewalk construction and maintenance plan that includes regular, ongoing funding.