Wheeling over sidewalk problems

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 | 6:51 p.m. CDT; updated 1:06 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — The destination lies only 100 feet away, but the crumbling sidewalk leads to a curb too steep for a wheelchair to cross. Backtracking to the street is the only option, but that’s a dangerous move. And it often brings out the worst in motorists who sometimes have to stop in traffic and vent their frustrations by letting loose a string of profanities.