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For the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Houston, the Safe Sidewalk Program (SSP) provides sidewalks and ramps within the public right-of-way for pedestrians to use around schools and major thoroughfares and to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. The Department of Public Works and Engineering (PWE) constructs or reconstructs sidewalks as an independent public improvement through the SSP under the Safe School Sidewalk Program, Major Thoroughfare Program, and Pedestrian Accessible Review (PAR) Program, further described as follows.

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