1 | Romare Bearden Park / by keihly moore

Put a crosswalk on it!

by Keihly Moore

  Before : No formal crossing from Romare Bearden Park to Latta Arcade.

Before: No formal crossing from Romare Bearden Park to Latta Arcade.

Romare Bearden Park just opened in late August 2013. It's a much needed public open space for Uptown. There are, however, a few more opportunities that could dramatically improve the park's access. Traffic on Church Street is one way, and it moves fast. Vehicles need to start learning to slow down on this block where restaurants, bars, and other shops pull visitors from the park, and vice versa. There should be a mid-block crossing to formalize, and make safer, this relationship. 

 

  After : with raised crosswalk to enhance the connection between Latta Arcade and the park.

After: with raised crosswalk to enhance the connection between Latta Arcade and the park.