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Sidewalk congestion
By Julie Grimmer


May 09, 2009

This morning at the tunnel, I witnessed two women get on their small electric wheelchair-type vehicles and zoom on to downtown, using the sidewalk. Now, these 2 were not handicapped in any way. I saw both of them walking around their vehicles prior to using them, stooping down, one even running down the street to get something.

Why is it okay for them to take up precious sidewalk space, forcing pedestrians to move, when bikes are not allowed? The sidewalks are too narrow as it is. I can understand these vehicles for people who truly are immobile, but this just seemed rude.

Julie Grimmer
Ketchikan, AK

About: " Long time downtown resident"

Received May 07, 2008 - Published May 09, 2009


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