Some North Enders have been grumbling for weeks about the loss of parking spaces along Hanover Street as restaurants ready their pandemic-inspired outdoor patios for their official opening tomorrow. One fuming citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning abut the way some of the barriers just don't stop:
I thought the city promised breaks in between barriers for outside dining ? Where is the break? This is another broken promise for the residents and it's horrible! My mother is elderly and had to walk in the street to get around
The Boston Licensing Board's instructions for restaurant owners do require them to have portable handicap ramps available, but only so patrons in wheelchairs can get from the sidewalk down to tables placed on parking spots.