While Maplewood does not have sidewalks in most residential areas, they are becoming more prevalent in larger commercial areas and along high-traffic streets. In 2002, Maplewood city crews constructed a sidewalk on the west side of White Bear Avenue under the Highway 36 overpass.
Policies, Plans & Goals
Trails have also been required as part of new residential developments to provide convenient access to parks and open areas.
The Maplewood City Council has adopted a policy to install sidewalks adjacent to all heavily-traveled roadways within Maplewood.
Public Works Maintenance has developed a plan to provide residents/users of sidewalks a more convenient and safe system.
Any uneven joints or cracked and broken sidewalk that could be hazardous to pedestrians should be reported to the Maplewood Public Works Department.
During the winter, the goal is to remove snow from walkways within 48 hours of the completion of street plowing operations.
There are certain secondary or less-used walkways that will not be maintained at this time due to their fragmented nature. Others currently maintain many of these short, unconnected sidewalks.