Sidewalk Management Draft Plan from Mayor Sam Adams on Vimeo.
Portland's new sidewalk management plan is silly. Here are just a few of my observations:
1 - Portland's pedestrian traffic is way too low to justify such a plan
2 - Deal with homeless and panhandlers through law enforcement
3 - sidewalks are meant for all different types of uses, This means no strolling or window shopping
4 - For a progressive city like Portland this would be a major step backwards
5 - This is over planning our public spaces
Portland's downtown sidewalks will be even more empty if the city doesn't do something to discourage sitting panhandlers at every store entrance. It has gotten to the point where one wonders why anyone would want to open a business downtown, why anyone would want to live here.
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