Why can’t we play in the streets?
From the weekend
The Lincoln/Boyd Street Brigade held a small gathering in the street over the weekend, with full permission.
In the TC Street Ordinance (PDF): 1020.05 CLOSING STREETS; PERMIT REQUIRED (PDF). No person other than a police officer or firefighter shall close any street without a permit. A person who violates this section is responsible for a civil infraction.
Permit is easy. $25.00
EXTRA: I do take issue with this section in the Street Ordinance. Streets are for people too…
1020.04 PLAYING IN STREETS AND ALLEYS; TOY VEHICLES.
(a) No person shall play ball or any other game upon any public street or alley.
(b) No person upon roller skates or riding any coaster, toy vehicle or similar device shall go upon any roadway except while crossing a street on a crosswalk. (1976 Code Sec. 9.06)
(c) A person who violates this section is responsible for a civil infraction. (Ord. No. 410. Passed 12-19-94).
Reclaim the streets, beginning with your own.