Isn't the main purpose of sidewalks to provide pedestrians with a certain kind of safety by keeping them off the roads and out of danger? But how safe is it to stroll over cracked tiles during your afternoon walk? Obviously, there are lots of opportunities in Buenos Aires to break your legs, ankles or worse. Many of the cracked sidewalks and broken curbs were patched recently but I guess you will need several more stimulus packages to fix all of them. Be the potholes on the sidewalks ever so bad, the streets seem to be in a better condition. At least in the city center the main streets are fine. You lucky car drivers!