29 | Put a curb cut and crosswalk on it! by keihly moore

Put a curb cut and new crosswalk on it!

Before: No curb cut or crosswalk at the corridor entrance. (It's over about 35' from the entrance to the right in this picture. See second picture below for the existing crosswalk.)

After: Curb cut and colorful crosswalk to make the crossing safer. 

Why does the Southwest Corridor crosswalk and curb cut at Amory Street not align with the entrance? Can we please provide easier access? It's dangerous for cyclists and strollers as designed, because when exiting the trail, the narrow sidewalk does not allow a full perpendicular alignment to the road, so they are unable to easy see if traffic is coming from both directions. I wonder how long it would take to get this fixed? Months? Years? See below for the existing crosswalk. 

Existing: Here's the state of the crosswalk today, about 35' to the right of the existing Southwest Corridor entrance. It needs to be repainted and we need to add another at the entrance! 

22 | Update! It's Built! by keihly moore

Put (real) stripes and a curb cut on it!

Way back in January 2014, I dreamt of making more obvious a connection that was natural to all those who "jaywalked" across Church Street to their favorite watering hole. Now, thanks to lots of work in the City and advocacy by Scott Curry, the stripes are real! 

After for real: May 2015 - the connection is complete! Put stripes and a curb cut on it! (photo: Dylan McKnight)

I've heard second hand that the image I imagined provided a good start to the conversation and got everyone on the same page for what the crosswalk could look like. It's a spark that started the fire! 

Before: Fall 2013: No midblock crosswalk, despite the obvious beckoning of Latta Arcade.

After (proposed): My vision of what it could look like. 

Yay for getting things done! Thanks to Dylan McKnight who took the current photograph.