The pivot to temporary patios is giving struggling B.C. restaurants room to survive during the COVID-19 crisis, but concerns are being raised about the safety of diners parked behind a fence on the street in high-traffic areas.
Gottgetreu, who now works as a forensic traffic consultant, said patio patrons sitting behind a thin temporary wooden or metal fence set up alongside lanes of vehicle traffic are getting a taste of what could be a dining disaster.
“We’re trusting the motoring public too much with our safety,” said Gottgetreu.
“I wouldn’t sit on any of these patios.”
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