Empty News Rack Deleted at Milk Plaza
My first post about the useless pedmounts gobbling up too much of public sidewalk space was published in July 2009. Following up in August 2011, I blogged on the twelve mostly empty news racks cluttering up the Castro's pedestrian-congested sidewalks and called for deleting some, while consolidating others.
After three years of kvetching, the Department of Public Works and Clear Channel have finally removed one pedmount from the Castro. This effort also involved the support and strong advocacy of Andrea Aiello of the Castro Benefit District and pushing from Supervisor Scott Wiener.
looked like last year on the edge of Harvey Milk Plaza and Castro Street.
It feels so satisfying to reclaim a small piece of public space back from Clear Channel and to have more room on the sidewalks for the public.
Let's be greedy and go for that other pedmount. Your photos are wonderfully illustrative. The things are bulky and ugly and useless, especially since they are virtually empty all the time.
I'm in agreement with you, Michael, about riding the plaza of the other useless pedmount. Nice to know the pix I took last year are now serving as 'before' pix in the best case scenario: DPW and Clear Channel deleted a pedmount from the Castro!
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