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Go Team! Short Sidewalk Replaces Old Social Trail

Go Team!

Chalk it up, 20 more feet of sidewalk!

The City connected one of the more obvious social trails this past summer at this location in front of the Elks Club on the east side of Division St. The inclusion of the crosswalk is a promising sign that a full connection to Randolph St. one block to the south is doable in the short-term.

This is a busy intersection for pedestrians, many of whom are pushing strollers or moving in wheelchairs to get to the shoreline on West Bay. Previous to this connector, there was a loose sandy social trail similar to the one that remains just to the south.

This forgotten section of Division St., just south of the Elks Club, needs some love

  1. Barb
    September 29, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Nice. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” 😉

  2. TWerner
    September 29, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Much better than it was, but brings a question to my mind. When bike routes are a mix of street, trail, and sidewalk, is there an alternative to the 90 degree angle between the sidewalk curb-cut and the street? This Division/Bay St./Parkway intersection gets bike traffic coming and going from Maple St. and Oak St. Could there have been a more user friendly transition from the street to the new sidewalk?

    A recent post by Gary included the dead ending bike lane at the intersection of Woodmere Ave. and 8th St. This transition from north bound bike lane to 90 degree sidewalk curb-cut to trail could also be more user friendly. Okay, a lot more user friendly.

  3. Julie Clark
    September 30, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Much, much better. Can’t wait to see the sidewalk extended north from 14th Street to Griffin. One small link makes a big difference.

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