Contact with: Clinton, Raymond, Mike, Brian, Jordi
Dealing respectively with: streets/sidewalks/benches and everything that you cannot sweep or shear
Structure: work in a team of two, move with a van, can be freelancers, respond mainly on complains
Tools: knee protection, pickaxe, shovel, broom, sand, brick and stones
What we learned: roads can get damaged by several things: rain, heavy trucks, moles or roots of the trees. Most of the time it is easy to analyse the problem quickly: when a mole comes, the road sinks down, when the roots grows too far from the tree, the road turns into a little mountain.
“Crime scene”: because sidewalk sunk in front of a door, a woman can no longer exit the house with her wheelchair. The sidewalk must be made higher, equal to the door level.
What happened: while repairing the road an old man came outside. I could not decide if his eyes were smiling or crying. After standing with us for few minutes looking at Brian’s work, he said: “I only called yesterday and you are already here.”