Sidewalks are necessary but also dangerous, well, at least in Stroudsburg. Undermaintenced, abandoned, forgotten, and decrepit, sidewalks in town have some steps to take to fix this local hazard.
Many sidewalks in the Poconos, most certainly ones anywhere in the Stroudsburg, and East Stroudsburg borough, pose a serious danger to those using them. One of the worst things about walking on the side streets in Stroudsburg is tripping and falling. Hazards from these sidewalks range from spilling coffee all over yourself, crashing into another pedestrian, falling into traffic, or worse.
We cannot blame the borough and those who administrate the area, as they have made multiple attempts to receive this funding. According to the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (DHUD), the borough has tried to get annual funding for sidewalks through the DHUD Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). The CDBG Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to states, cities, and counties to develop viable urban communities, provide decent housing and a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate-income persons.
Designed to reinforce several important values and principles of community development, such as empowering people and communities with the flexibility needed to repair their jurisdictions, strengthening the bond between all levels of government with the private sector, as well as helping those and providing CDBG’s technical assistance activities and set-aside for grantees builds the capacity of these partners.
Not all is lost, people can affect change, but for that to happen, we need to make our voices heard. Our kids, the elderly, and even those who have grown adults with no health issues at all. These dangerous sidewalks affect everyone, no matter race, color, or creed. Sidewalks are unbiased when messing up your day or posing a hazard to those using them.
To find out your local ordinance on sidewalk specification, please refer to this link on how you can improve the sidewalk in front of your house or place of business here .
For more information on the CDBG program, click here .