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Citizen complaint of the day: Cones multiplying like rabbits on one South End street

A lot of cones in the South End

A perplexed citizen files a complaint about all the cones on Wareham Street off Albany in the South End and asks the city to come fetch 'em.

The city replies it can't - all those cones are needed to warn unwary pedestrians about "trip hazard from deteriorated and broken side walk."

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Maybe some of the cones are neccessary to warn distracted pedestrians of the upcoming cones

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...I truly think the City is just stupid.

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SOME days? It's seemingly like most days.

And, to state the obvious: what a waste of parking space savers!

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Most days, I think people are either stupid or totally self absorbed, so having these cones seems more than reasonable to me.

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They need to fix that sidewalk ASAP. I mean where are drivers supposed to illegally park?

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See all those other cars parked on that sidewalk just beyond the cones? There is room for more cars there. Jackass. But hey, thanks for taking a break from shaking your fist at traffic to chime in on this,

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I'm not familiar with the area, but through the power of google street view, I see that in fact as of October 2016 yes, cars are parked on that sidewalk. Despite the no parking signs.

Strange neighborhood. This side of the street looks to have been all loading docks at one time. Now the use looks to be changing a bit.

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I wonder if the city itself isn't responsible for sidewalk maintenance and this is a diplomatic "FU" to whoever SHOULD be fixing it?

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I see much more of a "tripping hazard" from the overabundance of cones.

Or, you know, the city could just fix the sidewalk.

Naaahhhhh......

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So, beware of that possibility.

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I'm calling bs.

If a sidewalk is hollow and can't support a vehicle, putting out some cones would be an incredibly stupid way to keep vehicles off.

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This will take time to repair. Even if the City has an on-call construction company for repair work, the extent of work needed here will require, at the very least, sketches from a civil engineer. Fastest time to get someone out there - a week, maybe?

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