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Why are the train tracks are open to the public for social distance waking but the strand is closed for the same? The strand isn’t the beach nor the bike path. The order applies to the bike path and beach. I’m glad the train tracks are open because people can use that path to get exercise and be trusted to socially distance themselves but if that is open for walking, why is the strand closed? Majors no sense.
Let’s exercise some decorum. Frustrations are rife with the blunt use of restrictions and towards those flouting those measures. Those flouting measures are the minority. Like other cities, let’s enact a risk-based, rather than fear-based, approach. Make it easier for people to maintain distance: reopen bike paths, trails, and parks, but mandate further distance and cite crowds. Also, the communication strategy of “issue more citations to send a message” is inappropriate and counterproductive.
Since “zero tolerance”For social distancing wasn’t upheld & still clear violations on the strand & ocean drive continue to get warnings other than extremely obnoxious violators - what is the city’s plan to deal with the hundreds of violations and crowds that will surely take place on Ocean Drive this weekend? If the police won’t give tickets keep them off Ocean Drive they too are a noise nuisance on their loudspeakers. Corona can spread easy on Ocean Drive & city is failing to babysit rebels.