|Watch it when you swing open that passenger door.|
(C) 2015 Luke T. Bush
PLATTSBURGH CITY, NY -- 05/26/16
A few downtown parking spots on Margaret Street have become a tight fit for any passenger leaving a vehicle.
Blue Collar Bistro has moved its sidewalk dining area right up to the curb. In the past it was difficult for someone in a wheelchair to get by the seating when it extended from the entrance into the sidewalk. Now there is a wide area between the entrance and the seating, eliminating that problem. Kudos to the restaurant for becoming ADA compliant.
But another problem arises with the outdoor seating section abutting the curb.. Any car parked next to the chained off area ends up with a tight space on the passenger side. An opportunity for scratched or dented doors.
You would think Plattsburgh Smart "[TM]" city officials would have anticipated this outcome.