My polling place is just under a mile west of my loft, just west of Jefferson at the Heritage House senior housing building located at 2800 Olive. Â In the past few elections I have driven my car but I decided to use transit for yesterday’s election. Â The bus ride was direct and short.
Exiting the bus at Leffingwell Ave & Olive St. I noticed the first problem, I couldn’t cross Leffingwell due to no curb ramp on the other side of the street. I needed to cross Olive St. anyway so I did that first.
Unfortunately, the same problem existed when trying to cross Leffingwell on this side of Olive. Â Since I needed Â to cross the street to vote I had to look for alternate places to cross.
Halfway down the block I found a place to cross, on the east side of Leffingwell was a drive from an alley and the other side was a driveway for my destination. Â My first preference to cross a street is a signalized intersection. Â Second is a 4-way stop and the least desirable is mid-block. I was well aware that
I have reported this lack of curb ramps to St. Louis’ Citizens Service Bureau via Twitter (@csbSTL).
- Steve Patterson