I was sitting at a light watching one of those street-corner panhandlers that have popped up all over the place. I was thinking about how I don't really feel comfortable having to stare down a panhandler in my car while they beg for money. Am I the only person who finds these people fairly well kept for homeless people? I'm probably just stereotyping - so, I digress.
I have an idea. You know how we want to motivate people to drive less and walk or take transit more? They should pass a law making panhandling on sidewalks illegal, but encourage panhandlers to ply their trade on streets. That would make driving a real pain and walking or taking transit a breeze.