Would this work in the Pike District?

Would this work in the Pike District?


What do you think? Would polka dot curb extensions make walking safer and more attractive in the Pike District? They worked in Austin, and they aren’t there just for decoration, said Anna Martin, traffic engineer for the Austin Transportation Department. The are “designed to “give space back to the pedestrians.”

Instead of building out the curb with concrete, hey opted for a low-cost option using colorful inspiration from various parklet and pedestrian plaza projects in New York City and Los Angeles. The dots clearly define the pedestrian space and stand out just enough to make drivers slow down without causing a distraction.

What do you think? Should we have something inexpensive, fun and useful like this in the Pike District?

Amy Ginsburg


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