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Broken sidewalk in Los Angeles? Send us your photos

October 5, 2012 |  3:21 pm

Sidewalks in Los Angeles are not in good shape, but a comprehensive survey of the buckled, shattered walkways could take three years to complete and cost more than $10 million, with the total cost of repairs expected to reach $1.5 billion.

The Times is creating a database of these broken, cracked and dangerous sidewalks around Los Angeles. Snap pictures of broken sidewalks around your office, by your home, on the walk to the store or wherever you encounter them.

DATABASE: Report a broken sidewalk

One submission describes an area of the sidewalk "destroyed by tree roots" on Hauser Boulevard.

"Combined with the city's repair efforts over the years, it's created a steep, bumpy rise that's tricky to walk over for an able-bodied person and a big problem for anyone with a disability," the reader wrote.

Readers can submit reports to The Times' database of damaged sidewalks by taking a picture and sending it in one of three ways:

  1. Uploading it to our online form.
  2. Sending an email to latimessidewalks@gmail.com with the photo as an attachment.
  3. Tweeting a photo with the address using the hashtag #lasidewalks.

If you send an email, please let us know the approximate address of the damage in the subject line, and describe the problem in the body of the message.

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