“Marlene Berlin spends a lot of time thinking about sidewalks.” WAMU’s assessment of our Forest Hills neighbor is perhaps the understatement of the year, but it’s true.
Marlene recently met with a WAMU reporter at a sidewalk-free section of Tilden and Reno Road to talk about how sidewalks are a critical part of the city’s safety infrastructure, and why filling sidewalk gaps should be a priority. The story was featured in the July 26th-27th edition of Metro Connection. Here is a link to the story and audio, about 6 minutes worth. And here is a transcript.
During the interview, Marlene mentions her article on Crosswalk 101. You can also read more about efforts in Ward 3 to identify sidewalk gaps and set priorities for filling them.
But Marlene isn’t the only one who sees the value of sidewalks.
Mary Beth Ray is ready to throw a block party for the new sidewalk on 29th Street.
Even preschoolers enjoy the sidewalk on Brandywine.
And David Falk says the sidewalk on Linnean has “humanized the neighborhood.”