Driving west on Holt Boulevard in Ontario on Friday, I noted once more the welcome new construction between Vineyard and the Post Office. The buildings look pretty nice, the sidewalks are in place and so are the streetlights.
Unfortunately, this time I noticed something else: The streetlights are smack-dab in the middle of the sidewalks.
What’s up with that? I can forgive that sort of thing in all the ’70s and ’80s sidewalks around the valley because it was so commonplace. We’ve learned a lot about planning since then. Really, though, who in 2008 is allowing light poles to be placed in the middle of fairly narrow sidewalks?
I counted six of them. They’ll be a dandy obstacle course for moms with strollers and people in wheelchairs.