Sidewalk Obstacle Courses

Stu Bykofsky is grumping today about sidewalk seating in Center City, citing non-compliance by restaurants and soft enforcement by the Streets Department.

We agree that sometimes navigating the sidewalk in front of a restaurant can be a hassle but we stop well short of Stu’s lament that the Streets Department doesn’t operate more like the Philadelphia Parking Authority.

Tables, merchandise taking the walk out of sidewalks [Philadelphia Daily News]