Streetside spots are small outdoor spaces created by temporarily re-purposing on-street parking spaces. They contribute to a vibrant and liveable community while sharing the right of way space with pedestrians of all abilities, cyclists and drivers.
It’s time to repeal the bylaw, Somerset Coun. Catherine McKenney said after a front-page Citizen report on the fine Wednesday.
“The bylaw was drafted 30 years ago at a time when corner stores were one of the few places where people could access erotica,” McKenney said.
I look forward to meeting with residents of all ages and abilities to discuss ways of improving pedestrian and cycling safety in Somerset Ward.
McKenney, who’s often seen on her bike or scooter wheeling through the downtown, doesn’t get the same impression as those who find the inner city spooky. “That’s not the kind of thing that I hear,” McKenney said. “I still see it as a fantastic neighbourhood.”
McKenney told the Sun Thursday she’s disturbed by the vandalism.
“It’s not just vandalism. It’s a hate crime,” McKenney said. “It was a cowardly act that happened in the middle of the night.”