What is an unfit or unsafe sidewalk?

In general sidewalks with sections that are sunken, lifted up, or have areas with large cracks are considered unfit or unsafe according to City policy. Sidewalks that have a poor appearance, but are otherwise physically sound, are not considered unsafe. Typically, sidewalk damage is caused by tree roots, the settling of the ground underneath the sidewalk, vehicles driving over, parked illegally on the sidewalk and age.

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1. What is an unfit or unsafe sidewalk?
2. Who maintains sidewalks in the right-of-way?
3. Why did I get a notification letter and what happens if I ignore it?
4. I don't think my sidewalk looks bad. Why should I replace it?
5. What is the process to replace the sidewalk?
6. I just moved in. Why didn't the previous owner take care of the sidewalk problem?
7. The tree in the planting strip damaged the sidewalk. Why do I have to fix it?
8. How do I have sidewalks constructed in my neighborhood?