It’s that time of year again. As the weather turns colder, the Minnesota Council on Disability reminds you to keep your sidewalks clear of snow and ice.
Sidewalks and curb ramps are lifelines for many people with disabilities and our senior community. When not cleared, they can limit their ability to get groceries, get prescriptions, go to work, and attend local gatherings.
And it can be a matter of life and death.
Improperly cleared snow can pile up and make sidewalks and curb ramps impassable. People using wheelchairs and other mobility devices must often travel in the street alongside traffic, a potentially life-threatening situation.
Shovel your sidewalk and curb ramps as soon as possible after a snowfall. Don’t wait for the snow to melt!
For more information and resources, visit our Snow Removal page.
Keeping sidewalks and curb ramps clear of snow and ice is the neighborly thing to do–and it’s the law. Let’s all do our part!