With the beautiful Pleasanton weather upon us, I've been taking frequent Sunday evening walks. In doing so, I've noticed that many Pleasanton residents in my neighborhood place their trash cans on the sidewalk on Sunday afternoon in preparation for a Monday morning pickup. This of course blocks pedestrian access to sidewalks and forces pedestrians to unsafely venture out into the street or try to squeeze by the cans.
I suspect I am not alone in my safety concern, and wonder if this might be an opportunity to raise more community awareness to residents about this issue. A simple fix would be to not put your cans on the sidewalk, but put them in the street instead. Or, simply don't put trash cans out before 8 p.m.
A big thank you to Kristen Hart and Roy Fickens with the city of Pleasanton's Animal Control. They were so kind and patient helping rescue eight baby ducks from the storm drain in front of our home. Roy took them to the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek where they will be well cared for. Our neighborhood is grateful for all their assistance.