Last month, Mayor Steve Noble announced a plan entitled “Access for All” that will replace all of the city’s sidewalks to make them ADA compliant. While we support improving the city’s accessibility, this should not be at the cost of removing the city’s historic bluestone. Let’s not repeat the errors of urban renewal, in which hundreds of historic buildings were torn down in a misguided notion of progress. Additionally, we hope the mayor is aware of the significant carbon dioxide footprint of new concrete sidewalks . . .
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