I generally don’t get too upset at potholes; they are what they are and they are a fact of life. This year, however, they seem particularly bad and each time I reset the curvature of my spine to and from work, I wonder to what extent they’re particularly severe because of the difficult winter, and to what extent they’re severe because municipal officials want me to scream, “Go ahead, raise my taxes! Just fix these potholes!”
If keeping our streets safe to walk on is widely recognized as an important duty of government, where does keeping them safe to drive on come in on the list?
But, to give the officials a break: Maybe they don’t the potholes are out there.
Here’s a few links you can use to help them out:
Report a pothole to MnDOT (state highways in the Twin Cities)
In the meantime, we’ll accept pictures as nominations for the meanest pothole in Minnesota. Use this form.
Alternately, you can report the location in the comments section below, and I’ll go take a picture.