I blogged last week (Dueling real estate guides hit the streets of Northfield) about the battle between By All Means Graphics and the Northfield News. A new front has opened up in the war: competing news racks for their guides. (BAMG’s rack is gray and distributes both the NEG and the REG.
Both are visible in front of The Kuyper Group’s office on Division St., clustered with the Strib, PiPress, Northfield News, and Jobs and Careers news racks.
I think this proliferation of news racks is now poised to go beyond the blight stage and has the potential to start disrupting pedestrian use of the sidewalk as well as that pet project of mine, sidewalk dining.
Isn’t it time to consider fixed pedestal news racks downtown (left photo) like San Francisco has done?