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Reminder: Help us map L.A.'s broken sidewalks

Click to report a broken sidewalk

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

DATABASE: Report a broken sidewalk

With the city’s budget still in crisis, street repair officials contend there is essentially no sidewalk repair program. The last time the city spent money on removing and replacing damaged sidewalks was 2007-08, when $6 million was allocated toward the reconstruction of 26 miles of walkways.

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 [email protected] 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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Photo: A broken sidewalk on Selma Avenue near Vine Street in Hollywood. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

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