Curb rights, eating crow

I won't argue against advocating new city-run transit stops (although I
would prefer to advocate selling or leasing limited curb rights to
individuals), but I do think it is extremely important that whoever runs
the stops be required to buy permission from the property owners (and,
perhaps, tenants) adjacent to them. Without that, we would be advocating
eminent domain.

The fact that the city does not allow people to own conservation
easements on city property does not mean that the LPSF should take
advantage of that by imposing noise and mass loitering in front of
property owners and tenants who happen to live adjacent to curb areas
deemed by others to be good areas for transit stops.

I realize that this is a gray area. After all, certain amounts of noise
and loitering on sidewalks are expected in a city. But this will be
concentrating the noise and loitering in front of certain properties,
and many of the targeted owners and tenants will protest. If they could
sell their permission, they might actually compete to have the stops in
front of their properties.