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The Streets are Too Damn Wide

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    Pablo
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    I thought this was interesting and fits in with the thread. There’s a plan in Toronto to narrow Yonge St. from 4 to 2 lanes to give more room to pedestrians. An intersection in the study area has about 53,000 pedestrians in an 8 hour period. This is Toronto’s main drag and it has a subway beneath it. I’ve walked along this street and it’s pretty crowded.

    http://www.thegridto.com/city/local-news/yonge-street-revitalization-plan-unveiled/

    #448209

    HeySquare
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    As a follow up to this conversation…

    http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/greencapitals.htm#background
    Wouldn’t Broad Street make a great project for this program?

    #448210

    mrsgeedeck
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    @geedeck and I took a walk to the Short North Jeni’s last night. On the way back up home we were walking up Summit and I realized that the patch of sidewalk in front of the Montessori school can only really comfortably be navigated single file, and even then its pretty rough (asphalt not concrete, weeds etc. Considering there is parking on both side of Summit in addition to the three lanes of street this seems like a spot that could use a bit more sidewalk and just a little less street.

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    mrsgeedeck said:
    @geedeck and I took a walk to the Short North Jeni’s last night. On the way back up home we were walking up Summit and I realized that the patch of sidewalk in front of the Montessori school can only really comfortably be navigated single file, and even then its pretty rough (asphalt not concrete, weeds etc. Considering there is parking on both side of Summit in addition to the three lanes of street this seems like a spot that could use a bit more sidewalk and just a little less street.

    I’ve often thought the same thing about some of the stretches of Long between Cleveland & The KLD where the narrow sidewalks with meters in the middle mean that you’re reduced to a single-file line.

    Of course there are five lanes across for parking and driving.

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    HeySquare said:
    As a follow up to this conversation…

    http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/greencapitals.htm#background
    Wouldn’t Broad Street make a great project for this program?

    Yes! :D

    #448213

    johnwirtz
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    HeySquare said:
    As a follow up to this conversation…

    http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/greencapitals.htm#background
    Wouldn’t Broad Street make a great project for this program?

    Great find. Columbus should apply for 2012.

    #448214

    Mercurius
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    Twixlen said:
    I’m totally picturing the style of tube at the bank, right there in my first floor. Instead of flying cars, we get tubes.

    #448215

    columbusmike
    Participant

    Mercurius said:

    How about some nice bike lanes, wider sidewalks, and landscaping. Tube transportation seems like a pipe dream…pun intended :)

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