Signs parked in middle of sidewalks questioned


No-parking signs along the recently completed section of Main Street are placed near the center of the sidewalk. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

If you’re in a wheelchair, pushing a stroller or riding your bicycle along new sidewalks in Franklin, tuck in your elbows and watch out for street signs.

New, wider sidewalks were built as part of a project to reconstruct North Main Street, just north of downtown Franklin. But take a stroll and you’ll soon find several no-parking signs sticking up in the center of the brand new concrete paths.

“It just doesn’t make sense for anyone in a wheelchair, on a bicycle or pushing a stroller or other means of travel, especially skates and skateboards,” Franklin attorney John Emry said. “It just seems to be an unnecessary obstacle where they are placed.”

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