Sidewalk Booby Traps Across DC

Check out this little devil I found on Vermont Avenue in Shaw.

The stump of a street sign, its raw metal edges awiting an exposed toe or unobservant walker, is primed to cause a yelp, a twist, and a fall.

How many of these booby traps litter our sidewalks? Why do they not seem to garner pothole-level attention?
A street pothole may ruin your tire, but a sidewalk booby trap will ruin your person.

Mayor Fenty, how about a little attention on transport hazards for pedestrians, walkers, runners, those who face city-left booby traps across Washington DC? Save our soles, grind down these spikes.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Married, mortgaged, and soon to be a father, Wayan Vota is in the fast lane to mid-life respectability – until the day his brood finds his intimate journal of global traveling and curses him with the ever-eternal reply “I’m gonna be just like you, Dad!”

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