That's very surprising to me. The city came by and did a pre-brush to my sidewalk in Capilano. If that is on their list, I figured surely DT (or DT adjacent) streets would be.
Just to clarify, I don't mean loitering by people who live in the buildings nearby, oh no no that's not the concern. I have regularly comfortable passed people on the staircase. I didn't find it narrow, nor rickety.The place is not suitable for loitering right now because it's dark, somewhat secluded, and the staircase is narrow and rickety. Improved lighting and visability, with a sturdier and wider staircase, will make this area safer and more inviting for those who live nearby to enjoy. I don't see how making these type of improvements can be consider a waste of money.