In my lifetime, during the last half of the twentieth century, urban public spaces have changed in harsh ways, such as:
fewer public drinking fountains,
fewer public restrooms,
fewer couches for ladies to rest in restrooms, and
fewer benches for anyone to rest in public.
It used to be that America felt like a place where the sky is the limit! Now, without these basic public amenities, people are not welcomed into urban public spaces with water and a place to sit, to play, to relax, to rest. This is especially hard on the elderly, but also on the youth. Where are we to gather?
It is important for everyone’s health to be outside in the invigorating fresh air and vitamin D enriching sunshine. Americans have a human right to gather, play, and relax outside. Let us make our urban public spaces welcoming!
Caption: America Where The Sky Is The Limit!
by Annmarie Throckmorton 2018