Friday, August 01, 2008

Changes coming to Spring Garden St and MLK Drive

We don't have the precise drawings but we are trying to give people an idea of what the configuration of the Spring Garden St switchback connection to MLK Drive will be.

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The big news is that Spring Garden and Art Museum Drive will be signalized, with a crosswalk allowing for easier transition from Spring Garden St to the Art Museum Area.

Meanwhile down on MLK a new crosswalk with yield signs will be put into place. We are sceptical about the traffic really yielding to non-motorized traffic without any traffic calming devices but we will see. Another concern a new curb cut in front of the Art Museum at the entrance to the MLK path that is giving trail users fits. We are in touch with the streets department and will encourage them to come up with a safe solution.

This portion of the Westbank Greenway project is due to be completed by the end of September.