I couldn’t agree more with the Leg Work column in the Nov. 22 Maine Sunday Telegram (“Portland’s historic brick sidewalks may be charming, but they are not safe”).

The downtown Portland sidewalks are indeed treacherous and not only in the snow. More than once I have skidded and nearly fallen when the bricks were simply wet from rain.

Please, Portland City Hall, consider alternate sidewalk materials. Textured pavers perhaps, which are attractive and more conducive to safe walking?

Yes, the bricks look good, but I don’t want to break or sprain something just because they have “character.”

Moira Steven

Portland