Thursday, June 10, 2010

Silver Lake Ave. Public Staircase: Defensive Landscaping

Photo: Diane Edwardson, May 29, 2010. Defensive landscaping is a more attractive choice than barbed wire for security on Public Staircases. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Silver Lake Ave. Public Staircase at Silver Ridge Ave. is well hidden, but open to the public. Neighbors who live on the narrow, more hidden staircases, seem to make a greater effort to keep the public staircase clean and safe. Whereas, the more visible and open a staircase is, like Corralitas, Waverly and parts of Silver Lake Ave. Public Staircases; the more neglected it is.

We're celebrating our neighborhood's public staircases in anticipation of The Big Parade II, coming June 12 & 13, 2010. For more info and routes for the 2-day, 100+ public staircase hike: