I just read the comment made by Jackie Howe to the City Council relative to receiving a parking ticket for parking her car so as to partially obstruct the sidewalk. I don’t know what the situation is at her house, but, most driveways are canted to make water run toward the street.
As a bicycle rider, I heartily thank the police department for enforcing this ordinance. It is dangerous for bike riders to have to duck out onto the street because of a car spanning the sidewalk and is just plain inconsiderate of children on trikes, mothers with strollers, or other pedestrians.
I have considered asking to be deputized to allow me to place warning notices on cars, but I’m sure that a parking ticket will be much more effective.
Jane M. Scanlon