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Connections: Discussing if streets should open for outdoor dining

Jun 11, 2020

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: