We wish we understood the irresistible urge to park on 800-900 West Wilson Avenue sidewalks. The concept is not difficult: Cars and trucks park on streets; people linger on sidewalks. Yet, in this stretch of Uptown, the roles are often reversed.
Just as we’ve gotten the Community Housing Partner’s contractors off the walkways, the City of Chicago’s General Service vans have taken up the sidewalk parking trend. They are not responding to emergencies. No, they’ve just been installing new cable / wiring at the Uptown Neighborhood Public Health Center for past two months.
It’s time for these city workers and their outside contractors to set a better example and comply with their employer’s laws.