Why is there no traffic enforcement at Chick-fil-A?
By an edhat reader
Does anyone know why the city refuses to enforce obvious traffic codes such as "No person shall stop, leave standing or park any vehicle within an area designated as prohibited..." This designation certainly includes the southbound lanes on Upper State Street between Hitchcock and Ontare.
Poor planning and poor enforcement allows Chick-Fil-A to operate a drive-through that is so popular it regularly backs up traffic onto State Street and about a quarter mile back around the corner onto Hitchcock. Uncaring members of our town constantly sit in their cars during lunch and dinner hours, belching fumes while the parking lot sits empty. Ignoring how obviously wrong and lazy it is to block traffic on a major street, or to block sidewalks and other businesses rather than to courteously pull into a parking lot and walk a few feet to pick up their meal.
Why is it OK for a private business to create this kind of public disruption on a daily basis for several year's now and nothing has been done? (Except for Sundays, thank god, when they rest.) I know, it is your given right to just sit in your car and have someone hand you your daily caloric intake, but, I have to wonder if our community would tolerate this if it was a local aid organization providing free healthy meals to local families in need.