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A. A person is guilty of pedestrian interference if, in a public place, he or she intentionally:

1. Obstructs pedestrian traffic; or

2. Aggressively begs.

B. The following definitions apply to this section:

“Aggressively begs” means to beg with intent to intimidate another person into giving money or goods.

“Beg” means to ask for money or goods as a charity, whether by words, or other means.

“Obstruct pedestrian traffic” means to walk, stand, sit, lie, or place an object in such a manner as to block passage by another person, or to require another person to take evasive action to avoid physical contact. Acts authorized as an exercise of one’s constitutional right to picket or to legally protest, and acts authorized by a right-of-way use permit issued pursuant to Chapter 13.14 BMC shall not constitute obstruction of pedestrian traffic.

“Public place” means the area generally visible to public view and includes alleys, bridges, buildings, driveways, parking lots, parks, plazas, sidewalks and streets open to the general public, including those that serve food or drink or provide entertainment, and the doorways and entrances to buildings or dwellings and the grounds enclosing them. [Ord. 10371 § 2, 1992].