An accident waiting to happen
First off, can you see the angle? They are not in line with the "real" sidewalk, they sort of make a V shape where the gutter is. Then there is the gutter. What's up with that and why is there a gutter there? Probably for drainage, but of course, there aren't any sewers, so not sure about any of that. Also, the extended sidewalk, which is meant to allow for easier street crossing, takes up the space of four parking spaces.
The extended sidewalks really need to be removed; mainly for safety reasons, but also because they are not needed. Commodore is a very calm street, even with traffic flowing, cars don't race through there, these devices in the name of street crossing are foolish. The V shaped angle is going to hurt someone and the gutter, which was to have been covered weeks ago, is a big accident waiting to happen. Plus we need the parking spaces.
What's ironic is that the extended sidewalk things were added supposedly to make it safer to cross the street but it's the complete opposite, and I don't remember anyone ever having problems crossing Commodore Plaza, but I do foresee a bunch of people falling because of this dangerous new sidewalk.
The City needs to remove these things before the whole job is completed. Admit it's an error and move on.
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