Pedestrian Safety: An Often Overlooked Aspect of Construction Efforts

An article reviewing liability for California pedestrian safety near construction sites.

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Pedestrian Safety An Often Overlooked Aspect of Construction EffortsLos Angeles is currently experiencing a building boom, thanks primarily to the city’s sudden economic boost. As such, construction efforts are ongoing; a sign of city’s progress. However, these have severely affected pedestrian activity, which is commonplace in one of the widely regarded “walkable” cities in the U.S. In fact, a lot of sidewalks of downtown L.A. have been closed down to pedestrians in order to accommodate the construction activities, which are expected to continue further until the projects are finished. Pedestrians, meanwhile, are facing certain inconveniences and dangers around these areas that a lot of citizens are expressing their concerns over the inaccessibility of the sidewalks due to construction.

For one, a lot of pedestrians, including people with disabilities, completely ignore the risk of walking on the streets, trying their best to distance themselves from passing vehicles by mere inches. In a city that is becoming more and more…

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Published by Adam Garcia

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