“While many don’t realize it, Denver homeowners and businesses are responsible for fixing cracked, busted and uneven sidewalks on their property. The city now plans to start enforcing an old ordinance to make sure repairs are made to Denver’s crumbling sidewalk system.
“Citywide we have hazardous sidewalks, you’ll see it wherever you go,” said Nancy Kuhn with Denver Public Works. “The idea is to have a really fine network for walking, traveling in the city – that is safe.”
The ordinance says property owners, not the city, are responsible for fixing cracks or uneven sidewalk sections that are greater than 3/4 of an inch.
“(This is the) first time we’ve ever done it in the city. It’s a proactive program where we’re going out inspecting sidewalks and letting folks know what needs to be repaired,” explained Kuhn.”
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Kovaleski, Jennifer. Channel 7 News 23 August 2018.