Safer Winter Sidewalks

The Town Administrator’s Task Force on Sidewalk Snow Removal is pursuing several strategies to improve sidewalk safety in commercial areas after winter storms. The Task Force is giving major attention to more rapid snow clean-up by Town crews at cross walks, accelerated efforts to inform property owners of their responsibilities for sidewalk safety, and proactive enforcement of the Town’s slippery sidewalk bylaw.  Residents should continue to report unsafe sidewalks. The Department of Public Works has a special number for reporting winter sidewalk problems:  617-730- 2610. On weekends, residents will get faster action if they call the Police department at 617-730-2222 to report slippery sidewalks. The Task Force was created because of BrooklineCAN advocacy; two members of the Task Force are BrooklineCAN representatives.

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