December 3, 2010

Dismount zone usurped by new dining domain

This year, Old Town Fort Collins stepped up its efforts to stop cyclists and skateboarders from riding on its sidewalks. Those efforts included attaching “dismount zone” signs directly to the sidewalks at heavily traveled intersections.

But now, the sidewalk signs on the southwest corner of College and Mountain avenues aren’t doing anything but keeping cyclists and skateboarders from riding through Ingredient restaurant’s new outdoor dining space.

The former City Drug location has been undergoing renovations in preparation for the new restaurant; the railings for the patio space were installed just before Thanksgiving.

But the patio footprint is so large that it includes the sidewalk the signs are adhered to, and it now appears both signs are, well, in jail.

It’ll be interesting to see what it’ll cost to get the two out of incarceration or if Ingredient will just get some throw rugs.

Not that the corner really needs dismount zone signs now since there is hardly any room left to walk, let alone ride, around the enclosed al fresco space.

This year, Old Town Fort Collins stepped up its efforts to stop cyclists and skateboarders from riding on its sidewalks. Those efforts included attaching “dismount zone” signs directly to the sidewalks at heavily traveled intersections.

But now, the sidewalk signs on the southwest corner of College and Mountain avenues aren’t doing anything but keeping cyclists and skateboarders from riding through Ingredient restaurant’s new outdoor dining space.

The former City Drug location has been undergoing renovations in preparation for the new restaurant; the railings for the patio space were installed just before Thanksgiving.

But the patio footprint is so large that it includes…

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