Re: Push and shove walks on both sides of the road (PM Mailbag Friday, 11 January 2013) - Sidewalks that are unfit for walking or being usurped by businesses? The problem is that there is no lobbying group for improvement other than citizens and citizens have no one to complain to except the government. And the government ... the measure of a good government and a stable society is the ability to collect taxes and to collect the trash. After that it is a descending hierarchy of needs and obligations. Safe and adequate public walkways are on that list. But look at City Hall. No problems walking around there so the problem is not on the minds of the mayor and others. City Hall should have been placed on the boardwalk.