This is a modern day Hooverville. This should not be happening on the fringes of one of the richest cities in America. It is an outrage. If the structures of our culture have failed so many people that there's a shanty town on the sidewalk then the city needs to acknowledge the problem and create a space for them to camp that includes services like trash removal and toilets rather than just allowing these sidewalk camps to spread. It's reached the point where pedestrian access is completely blocked and piles of garbage are blocking a whole lane of traffic. These people aren't just the few that fall through the cracks they are an entire community. They are people who have been evicted and lost work and have nowhere to go. This is not normal! I understand that this situation is complicated and hard for the city to deal with but it should not just be ignored. We have been so patient with this but it keeps getting worse and as months pass it's having a very negative effect on our community. We don't want the cops to come in and break it up, it just forms again a day later on the other side of the street. We want these people to be given a place to be, some dignity and basic services.
Massive amount of debris has accumulated beneath I-880. No longer possible to walk on sidewalk. Huge amount of flammable material seems dangerous to human beings living below, cars parked all around, and thousands of cars traveling on highway above. Why does this persist unaddressed?
This situation is crazy. The entire eastern sidewalk of Webster is totally blocked underneath 880 forcing pedestrians to walk in the street. This has been going on for a long time (months!) and is now unbearable. It is easily the worst spot in the Jack London area
West side Webster sidewalks are completely blocked forcing pedestrians into traffic on Webster street. There is a bicycle chop shop there with tents that spread across the whole sidewalk and into the street. This is very dangerous for pedestrians as cars in the bright sun can't see well in the shadows under the bridge and won't be able to see people forced to walk in the road.