COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – The Colorado Springs City Council passed an ordinance that limits where panhandlers can stand.

The ordinance prohibits panhandlers from standing or sitting on medians smaller than four feet.

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They also cannot stand on medians along roads where the speed limit is higher than 30 mph.

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“We don’t always get to decide when we need it the most. I pick those places because people are responsive to you there,” said one woman.

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Critics say the ordinance unfairly singles out homeless people.

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Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers says the ordinance will improve safety both for pedestrians and drivers.