The executive order will help officials avoid planning and design mistakes that confound some residents. Parker pointed to a photo of a sidewalk built to the city’s 3-foot design standard but marred with obstructions.
“We have seen fit to take that barely adequate sidewalk and put ‘no parking’ signs down the middle,” she said.
The signs and poles render the sidewalk useless for many pedestrians, especially those using wheelchairs.
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