What needs to be fixed
Previous editions of The Collinwood Observer have asked readers to submit ideas and suggestions for topics that could be included in the paper. As a resident of the Collinwood area, I think a section about what items (street signs, lights, potholes, etc.), need repair in our neighborhood would be very helpful. A column titled, "What Needs to Be Fixed" would be convenient for everyone. Readers could submit their suggestions on the website, after signing onto the Observation Deck.
Introducing the first edition of "What needs to be fixed':
The walk sign on the corner of East 185th St., and Neff Road (for pedestrians crossing north), has been out of order since mid summer. This is a busy 4-way intersection, so this is a situation that needs to be fixed as soon as possible.
The next item concerns snowplowing: Last winter the snow plows piled mounds of snow in front of the bus shelters on Lakeshore Blvd., and Neff Road, and made it difficult for residents to get on and off the bus. This should not be happening, because seniors and people with disabilities, cannot climb onto icy piles of snow, and could get injured while boarding or getting off the bus.