Street Fix

2 | 7th Street Bridge by keihly moore

Put a bike lane, and a wider sidewalk on it!

by Keihly Moore

  Before : 7th Street bridge. 5 lanes - turning to where? You might ask. Wide lanes.

Before: 7th Street bridge. 5 lanes - turning to where? You might ask. Wide lanes.

Talking to a few of my would-be bicycle commuter friends, they find this bridge to be one of the scariest parts of 7th Street because it is so wide open and cars go really fast. Wide lanes and an extra turn lane leave plenty of room to give an extra few feet to those on foot or two wheels. This is one of the few entrances into Uptown, can we try to make it a little more all-people friendly? 

  After : 7th Street bridge sidewalk widened and bike lane added = more safety and enjoyment for those not in a vehicle.

After: 7th Street bridge sidewalk widened and bike lane added = more safety and enjoyment for those not in a vehicle.

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.