[The sales of The Contributor] is not a First Amendment issue. The Contributor is entitled to pursue their newspaper interests as a media entity. Issues here are thoroughfare and traffic safety. Have you noticed when entering an interstate you see restrictions against bicycles, pedestrians, motorized bicycles and non-motorized traffic? Are these restrictions a a "red herring" against environmentally friendly means of transportation? No, it is to prevent pedestrians and low power transportation from being run over by faster and larger vehicles. A thoroughfare, while public property, has a primary purpose of serving pedestrians and traffic. If newspaper sales are allowed on street corners and intersections, why not have a flea market in the middle of the interstate? How about neighborhood yard sales vendors taking their goods to the curb and selling at a four-way stop?
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