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Trees and sidewalk safety

Many things could potentially create tripping hazards out on sidewalks. Among these are trees and where their roots end up growing. This can be seen in complaints a woman in Brooklyn has leveled regarding a city-planted tree near her home. Purportedly, the roots of this elm tree have lifted some of the concrete on the sidewalk outside…

The benefits of taking the stairs

The decisions we make can have some pretty big impacts. This includes decisions that seem, on their face, pretty minor. Take, for example, a decision that comes before many people during the course of a day: whether to take the elevator or use the stairs. This decision is one that could have implications on one’s…

Safety risks for joggers

Jogging is a very popular activity here in New York. Sadly, there are things that could cause what started as a regular jog to turn into a harrowing, and possibly injury-causing, experience for a person. Safety risks for joggers come in many different varieties. One thing that can endanger a jogger is the sidewalks they…

A world without stairs?

Stairs are a common feature in many buildings here in New York. While stairs have many things going for them as a way to get from one floor to another, they are certainly not without their downsides. Examples of some of the more negative aspects of stairs are that: They can take up a lot…