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Half of school children walked or biked to school in 1969, but only 13 percent were doing it in 2009.

Supreme Court sides with sidewalk activist

Supreme Court sides with sidewalk activist, Disabled man wins push to clear way
By Margot Sanger-Katz Monitor staff
June 13, 2009

Bill Tinker likes to ride his scooter around downtown Tilton. The Northfield man has respiratory, circulatory and orthopedic problems that make walking or driving difficult. But he still likes to get out to the post office, the grocery store and other local shops.

Now, he will be able to ride downtown all year long. This week, the New Hampshire Supreme Court settled a longstanding dispute between Tinker and Tilton about whether the town is required to clear snow from its sidewalks to allow him and others with disabilities access. In short, the court said it is.

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