Hi tech scoot­ers

Hamilton News - - NEWS -

The three-yearly audit of 1000km of Hamil­ton’s foot­paths is be­ing done this month us­ing hi-tech scoot­ers. Two scoot­ers will record and rate any faults or de­fects, in­clud­ing dam­age caused by tree roots, util­i­ties and ve­hi­cles. They will op­er­ate at a brisk walk­ing pace and give way to pedes­tri­ans. Pre­vi­ously it took four months to walk and in­spect the foot­paths. This year $5.1 mil­lion is bud­geted to re­place foot­paths on 80 streets, cov­er­ing 17.3km. The coun­cil says this is more than dou­ble the pre­vi­ous year, and re­flects the need for re­place­ment of foot­paths in­stalled in the city 20 to 25 years ago.

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