As long as the side walk has the passage for ADA then the remainder could and should be used for all these items. People sit on the benches. There may need to be a limit as to how high they are but that is about it. Your way would have the city cut down the trees that line many of our side walks. Beside, many people in Southport appear to enjoy walking in the streets instead of on the sidewalks as can be witnessed nearly anywhere, anytime.
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