Again it has happened. I come down the sidewalk along the Clearview Service Road on my motorized scooter and vehicles from Star Nissan block my way because they are parked on the sidewalk.
I, as a handicapped person in my 80s, would have to risk my life and go out into the service road where vehicles are speeding off of the expressway trying to make the light at Northern Blvd. What I do is demand the vehicles be moved so that I can pass in safety.
I have complained constantly about this, even met with elected leaders and spoken to the police many times, yet the problem persists.
It’s not only me that this affects. Pedestrians from the elderly grandmother to the child on his or her way to and from school who do not complain as I do, have to risk their lives and walk into the street around the vehicles because of this business operated by people who just don’t care.
Will it take a death or serious injury before a change is seen?
Why don’t the people ticketing the parked cars issue violations for blocking the sidewalk? I have seen these meter people pass right by vehicles blocking the sidewalk.
This behavior has to change and these businesses and the city agencies must be held accountable for these transgressions. If all else fails, the businesses should be padlocked and put out of business.
Mandingo Osceola Tshaka