Sunday, April 22, 2007
TRAFFIC ENGINEERS design most of the United States, and this photo shows one of the many problems with that. When designing the entrance to Silver Beach, a county park in St. Joseph, Michigan, they tried to be sensitive and contextual, and the road isn't too large and is mainly in character with the boulevard that leads up to it. BUT THEY DISCONTINUED THE SIDEWALKS THAT LEAD TO ONE OF THE BEST TOWN CENTERS ON LAKE MICHIGAN, just 600 feet away at the end of the road, where the trees are. And there's an AMTRAK station that's even closer.
In that situation, why on earth would they stop the sidewalks that are just a block away, and then make narrow roads unsafe for walking?
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Maybe they do not own the land and could not get an easement.
Posted by: Mike at May 15, 2007 9:19:30 PM