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Sidewalk Not a Walkway?

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, January 10, 2007, at 02:44PM
Not a Pedestrian Walkway Eric Richardson [Flickr]

This sign showed up outside the Roosevelt Lofts building the other day. It's attached to the construction scaffolding that stands over the sidewalk on both the building's 7th street and Flower street sides.

And it's right in the middle of the sidewalk.

What are they trying to say? Don't walk to the right of the sign? Don't pass this way? Pass at your own risk? It's a sidewalk -- it has no role other than to be a pedestrian walkway.

From a practical perspective the sign's doing absolutely nothing. People walk right by it constantly. That doesn't excuse its utter lack of message, though.

Perhaps the Roosevelt just has safety on its mind at the moment. The very impressive on-site sales center has waffled between open and closed but is currently down thanks to the city's Building & Safety department.

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