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Editorial: Grassroots assessment major step for walkability

Last year, members of Restore Old Town Greenwood, a downtown revitalization group, walked through the area and noted crumbling sidewalks, uneven ramps and faded crosswalk lines. The goal was to make the heart of the city more walkable.

They asked the city to make multiple improvements, including updating sidewalks and crosswalks and moving a sign that was low enough to bump a person’s head. The sign got moved, and this summer the city is planning to paint fresh crosswalk stripes and put in new curb ramps at Brewer and Main streets.

This summer, the group is organizing a similar stroll, likely near Isom Elementary School on Meridian Street. They’re looking for crumbling sidewalks, faded or no pavement paint at crosswalks and sidewalks that aren’t wheelchair-accessible.

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