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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Another questionable city bus stop sign

Look at this sign. I don't mean Oscar Haza, the guy on the sign, I mean the sign itself.

A reader sent this in, it's Coral Way and 22 Avenue.

The City of Miami is at it again, all these ads and signs are unsightly, but this one is dangerous. You cannot walk on the sidewalk, you literally have to walk into oncoming traffic to pass.  The signs keep getting bigger and bigger.

All the revenue generated by this sign is going to be used for a big lawsuit one day after someone gets hit, or tries to get by with a wheelchair.

Speaking of signs, the sign in Coconut Grove on Grand Avenue is static now. People have been complaining about the digital sign being replaced but this is not the digital sign, that is gone now. But that is interesting that people cannot tell the difference, I guess that just means people don't like large billboards in the middle of the sidewalks.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dislike the word stupid, but putting a sign that blocks a sidewalk: pedestrian traffic, Mothers, Fathers, nannies pushing baby carriages, pet walkers, not to mention people in wheel chairs. STUPID, STUPID, STUPID & IGNORANT and unlawful. The 1st person injured on this street should sue the idiots who own this sign and the legal entity that okayed the blocking of a public walkway. Jobie Steppe

May 24, 2014 10:34 AM  
Blogger Tony Scornavacca Jr. said...

These signs are out of control. Please visit and also "Like" their page on FB. ... I suggest that we follow the ENTIRE STATE OF HAWAII, and eliminate billboards completely from Florida. Hawaiians feel that there is no place for massive pollution in a tropical paradise. ... I am a realtor, and if our industry eliminated signs, then I would gladly support that measure. Now that we have the internet, we can do without the traditional signs.

May 24, 2014 10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marc Sarnoff is responsible. The billboard company, Van Wagoner, is one of Sarnoff's biggest contributors. The City gets zero. Wifey might be getting Van Wagoner money already. How did Public Works approve this billboard that blocks the sidewalk?

May 24, 2014 10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@anonymous 10:58

Someone already posted your bizarre conspiracy theories about Sarnoff, his wife, and the company. After Tom brought this to our attention, Sarnoff and his office are the ones that tried to rectify this. Please read the earlier article regarding this.

I'm beginning to think that this blog needs a SNOPES like link to Miami/Grove rumors, as it's making the Grove sound like a bunch of unreasonable crazies!

May 24, 2014 11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is what happens when corporations are treated like people, it is natural for them to eventually infringe upon real flesh and bone people's rights as clearly demonstrated with the billboard. Is the billboard company trying to make a point with this particular billboard?

May 24, 2014 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About 40 years ago my wife & I were hired by a lawyer and lobbyist specifically to assist in removing and/or compel all bill boards along all public roadways to move back 400 yards. They had $22-million, support from politicians, the public, the news media & the Governor - - - - it went nowhere! Good luck.

Jobie Steppe P.S. The location of this bill board IS going to get someone killed or maimed, it is dangerous compounded by an act of stupidity by some government entity & will be traceable AFTER someone is injured or killed!

May 24, 2014 1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarnoff might have used a staffer to remove one illegal LED billboard from the Grove because he was getting beaten up by his neighbors but his district does all the way up to NE 61st Street. Sarnoff voted to approve 100's of illegal LED billboards and billboards on buildings. He trashed our City.

May 24, 2014 4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarnoff "tried to rectify" this sign situation just like he "tried" to stop the stupid Marlins ballpark deal. By faking left and then throwing the ball into waiting arms of a co-conspirator in the end zone. He's a duplicitous bagman totally owned by the sign industry. Always has been, Always will be.

May 24, 2014 5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sure the ADA can have these signs removed ASAP. Especially when they are blocking wheelchair access. Just forward this story and PIC to the ADA.

May 24, 2014 6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ADA should also fine whoever in erected the sign and any official involved, fair is fair.

May 24, 2014 9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ops, I made a mistake. Although OUR sidewalk is 100% blocked, there's room for wheelchairs and baby carriages to go around, but the sidewalk is blocked. And while I was buying gas a bicyclist ran into an oncoming pedestrian who didn't see each other due to the sign blocking their views. Jobie Steppe

May 25, 2014 1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cleaning toxic parks intentionally poisoned and restoring the playhouse intentionally left closed can wait but making sure Van Wagoner will install their billboards anywhere they want anyway they want, no problem.

May 25, 2014 5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Van Wagoner tells Sarnoff what he is going to do.

May 27, 2014 1:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, that sign is illegal. One could actually make a decent living over just suing the city and county on these things day after day.

May 27, 2014 4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon 4:03, 20 years or so ago you would be 100% correct, however now, namely due to cat-scans & civil law it is almost impossible to get a dime if you are not injured, and even with injuries it's still next to impossible. The 1st sign I saw blocking our sidewalks that was my thought, but tort law has been thoroughly reformed against such antics!

June 01, 2014 2:33 PM  

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