In many parts of the city, sidewalks are too narrow for two people to walk abreast comfortably. One way NYC compromises the walking environment is by dumping garbage on the sidewalks before pick-up.
Whether in commercial or residential areas, every week people are forced to walk around mountains of waste on streets where curb lanes are reserved for vehicle storage.
For his “Rebranding Driving” series, Streetfilms’ Clarence Eckerson Jr. took a walk with pedestrian advocate Christine Berthet to survey sidewalks in Hell’s Kitchen prior to pick-up time:
It’s gross & unfair that pedestrians are overwhelmed by sidewalk garbage in parts of NYC. It’s tough for parents w/strollers, seniors & people in wheelchairs. Let’s change that and start dedicating road space to a #GarbageLane. @MarkGortonNYC @Chekpeds @StreetsblogNYC @Gothamist pic.twitter.com/IXI4f6nRmH
— ?????????? ??????? (@RebrandDriving) May 16, 2018
Dumping trash on the sidewalks is not just unsightly. As shown in the video, it