Cleaning out some photos on my camera, I found a few from 2016 of downtown San Dimas’ Bonita Avenue, where the wooden sidewalks were due to be torn out and replaced by something more modern. The sidewalks, originally put in in the 1960s in an attempt to match the city’s Old West motif, were increasingly unpopular with merchants and anyone pushing a stroller.
To make this post more relevant, I stopped downtown recently and walked the new sidewalks. They’re wider besides being smoother, and a few benches and trees were put in, as well as a small town clock in classic style. The improvements were dedicated March 18, 2017, according to a plaque at the base of the clock.