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Keep crosswalk clear for those who need it

I was at the Erie Basin Marina three days before the Hatch opened. I see it has moved the ice cream stand from a view of the water to the side of the bathroom and showers building. This area was the walkway from parking lots to the Hatch. Moving the stand reduces this area to about 10 feet wide.

In summer, this will now be full of ice cream customers, with often an over five-minute wait for service. This walkway is located at the only crossing of the entire road that is protected by stop signs. Most people can easily cross anywhere along the road. But it is not so easy for people with walkers, wheelchairs or those with small children or baby strollers. They need to use this crossing. I don’t get it.

Paul Weitz

Orchard Park