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Connections: Discussing if streets should open for outdoor dining

Last week, dozens of restaurants in the area opened for outdoor dining. The move comes with restrictions: tables spaced for physical distancing, limited seating, and staff wearing face coverings. Some restaurant owners and diners have called for additional seating in the streets outside those establishments, and local leaders have looked at what would be required for shutting down traffic and opening those streets for businesses.

What would that mean for diners? For drivers? For pedestrians? Our guests this hour explore the issue:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.