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Monday, November 28, 2011

Another cry in the wilderness for parking enforcement!

Clear the Walkways: Letter to the Editor
Published: Monday, November 28, 2011, 1:15 AM   Times Picayune /

I have two questions.

First, is blocking a sidewalk with a parked car unlawful? If so, the city's budget could be balanced by tickets on Tchoupitoulas Street alone.

Recently, I was jogging on Tchoupitoulas, and I stopped to attend an elderly woman in a wheelchair who was crying. She was trying to visit her grandchild at Children's Hospital, but she was blocked by heartless people who parked their vehicles on the sidewalk. I had to step out in the street to hold up traffic so that she could cross the street and continue to the hospital.

What good is handicap access at intersections if sidewalks are blocked?

Second, is driving through crosswalks unlawful? Drivers ignore the crosswalks on Magazine Street connecting the zoo and the park. Someone is going to be injured or killed.
At least, we need signs to instruct drivers to brake for pedestrians.

Come on, 2nd District police! Remove those cars and trucks blocking the sidewalks on Tchoupitoulas! Enforce the crosswalks on Magazine!

Ronnie Davis
New Orleans

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