Heart Attacks

The former head of the Mayor’s Office of Disability has filed a complaint about the 5-foot hearts that are all over SF right now.
He says they are a hazard to the blind and don’t have braille plaques that would allow blind art lovers to enjoy equally the public exhibition.
I love the hearts – but I’d never really considered what would happen if you didn’t know they were there. I can’t help, however, but wonder about most of the other moving hazards – jewelry sellers, hot dog carts, pedestrians . . .

1 Comment so far

  1. (unregistered) on September 25th, 2004 @ 8:05 am

    My least favorite sidewalk hazard is prevalent throughout downtown: large groups of tourists with what I have always called “Tourist Paralysis”. Tourist Paralysis is the affliction that causes these visitors to our fine city to stop in their tracks, blocking the entire sidewalk, to gaze at some wonder (such as a cable car, or the Transamerica pyramid, or a drag queen with big hair). This malady causes the unafflicted to have to step into the street, often into ongoing traffic. We really should do something about it.
    The hearts didn’t resonate with me (and they caused much Tourist Paralysis), but I do find it almost amusing that no matter what the public art proposed or installed, someone in this City always hates it.

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