San Francisco’s nostalogic, marinara-infused neighborhood, North Beach, was where my wife and I lived for close to three years before our little son was born.  We loved going to all of the Italian joints up and down Columbus Avenue, and the surrounding side streets.

A new proposal that would all for parking spots on Columbus Avenue to be converted for outdoor seating for the neighborhood restaurants caught my interest.  It is alway difficult to walk up and down the street on the narrow sidewalks that are lined with seating.  This would allow for more seating, and better pedestrian access / safety.

And to those of you who are concerned about the lost parking spaces, PLEASE… go fly a kite.  You’ve got to be an idiot to think you can just drive into North Beach and find a place to park, with or without those spaces on Columbus.  Dining in North Beach is for those without cars, or those who like to pretend they don’t own one.

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