People traveling on foot experience a variety of walking hazards, many of which can be addressed if they are known. If you see a hazard to people who are walking or traveling by wheelchair, please report it using the RTC’s online hazard report form.
Wallet size business cards are available that include a link and QR code for smartphones, so that you can carry the online hazard report with you and always have it at-the-ready to submit. Contact us to request your own Hazard Report Cards to share with your friends, co-workers and family.
What should I report?
Any road or sidewalk hazard that endangers or inconveniences people walking: potholes, loose glass or gravel, overgrown bushes, damaged sidewalks, nonfunctioning crossing buttons, etc. In addition to the specifics of the hazard and location, you can even upload a photo of the hazard taken with your smartphone that will get attached to the report.
What happens when I make a report?
Your report is forwarded to the responsible Public Works agency. A representative from the agency may call or email you for more information. Public works will look into the hazard and decide how to address it.
What else can I do?
Be careful. Maintain your awareness when walking, and look ahead so that you have time to avoid any hazards that may be in your path.
Maintain your own property. Remember that property owners are responsible for adjacent sidewalks, so if the sidewalk in front of your house is unsafe, you will be responsible to fix the problem.