The City standard since the 1990s has been to have sidewalks on all residential streets since pedestrian mobility is a high priority for the city. Developers are required to meet those standards for infrastructure on the frontage of their projects. For many years, this was not the case and not a requirement. This requirement may lead to some funny patches of unconnected sidewalks now, but it saves tax dollars in the future since the City will now have to add sidewalks later on. Some of our current sidewalks are over 100 years old! For more information, call Public Works at 360-293-1920, or see our Development Standards.