Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Preview of the Next Pedestrian Plaza

Burrito Justice has some great links to the plans for the next Pavement to Parks project. The new plaza at San Jose Avenue and Guerrero Street has a couple different options planned, according to the San Jose/Guerrero Neighborhood website.

I'm instinctively hesitant of option #1's plan to "Narrow west-side sidewalk to allow a 14-foot median." Narrow sidewalks are inherently bad for pedestrians and wide medians make cars drive faster, which is also bad for pedestrians. The site does, however, include a good discussion on the differences between the two options.

But both plans include a large amount of reclaimed space where San Jo meets Guerrero at an oblique angle.

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