Susan Shawl

Rockridge Potholes: An Informal Survey

Saturday, March 2, 2013

By the time her car had dropped bone jarringly into yet another pothole on a Rockridge street, Susan Shawl began to wonder just how bad the potholes were around her neighborhood. She had driven only a few blocks and was already concerned about the car’s suspension.

After returning home for paper, pencil and tape measure, she cruised nearby streets to record potholes and deteriorated paving. Her plan was to submit the list to the Public Works department for repairs.

In less than half-an-hour, she developed the following list of 28 potholes:

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