IronicallyA fence makes it more likely for someone to get stuck on the
track because they have no where to go when caught in bad placeHow
can it be Jaywalking when there is a painted crosswalk
Perhaps fencing Trax lines should be done in a lot more places. But then it
may not look pretty, so UTA will let people cross the track where ever the want,
like Main Street from South Temple to 500 South.
I drive for UTA. I see people on the trax line all the time. Once I saw an
older lady pushing a cart along the line by the library. I saw a lady with
small children caught between a front runner and a high speed freight train on
600 West. As far as I am concerned UTA can't build enough fences to
keep people out of harms way.
It's a fence for safety, just like the one 2 blocks away at the arena,
where people used to pour across to the TRAX station en-masse and ignore
crosswalks. Nothing to see here everyone, move along.
Sometimes a fence is just a fence.
It's all about money. A friend who went to the NCAA tournament games
commented on parking walking to the games and all the vagrants aggressively
asking for money. He said it was kinda scary. He said I guess they figure if
you can spend the kinda money NCAA games cost they would figure you could spare
5 bucks. The purpose of the fence is to hold back or discourage at
least some of the indigent from being at the Gateway. It's the same reason
they want to move the shelter away from Gayeway. Yet the shelter was there
before the gateway.
How's that? A border fence? For security? Say it ain't so.
Build the wall
Salt Lake City is just amazing. They can't even wait until the county
builds a new shelter outside of their city to ship their homeless to. Now
they are building a Wall to keep the homeless out of Gateway. What's next
? The Great and Powerful Salt Lake ?