I understand and accept the importance of improving our roads, but is Baltimore also thinking about its pedestrians and the dangerous conditions that are created when sidewalks are obstructed by heavy machinery and fencing?
I can figure out a strategic way to navigate around these impediments, but what about considering the rights and challenges of those who are disabled and in wheelchairs? At the intersection of Franklin and Charles streets downtown, I witnessed this dilemma first hand as an elderly man in a wheelchair struggled to find a place to cross, going up and down the sidewalk looking for a down ramp that was normally there. I was concerned for his safety as swiftly-moving vehicles raced toward the green light. How would he manage, I wondered?