Question regarding suggesting infrastructure maintenance needs
Not sure if this is an A&S topic.
Where I work, I have access to the Mohawk-Hudson bike-hike trail, though it's not direct access. To get there, I have to ride over a ped/bike bridge over a highway, then I have to go around a community college (people that know the trail can probably guess where I work now). The bridge is in decent shape, no significant issues with the riding surface (except the drainage grates that will grab a wheel if I get too close to the edge). Access to the ramps, though, leaves a bit to be desired, especially for someone on a skinny-tired bike. To get to the bridge on one side I need to leave the sidewalk, cross grass, a small patch of gravel then a VERY abrupt transition to pavement on the way to concrete. On the other side, there's a curb that's fine to cross going one way but not the other and in order to avoid it I actually have to ride on the road, which happens to be the access ramp to the highway. The entrances to the bridge are not on the property of the place I work or the community college so I know I wouldn't contact them, I don't believe the bridge is officially part of the trail system as it's not directly attached to the trail so I wouldn't contact the trail advocacy group. Do I contact the city or the state DOT as the access to the bridge are along side a segment of an interstate?