Linear parks and collapsing streets

There’s an item on tonight’s City Council agenda about a linear park fror North Lake Avenue. [Telegram article – $]

Because I know nothing about the East Side (sorry!), I wanted to see if a reader knew what was going on with North Lake Ave.

Three or four years ago, there was a proposal to make that part of the street one-way (Wormtown Taxi covered this – parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7), part of the streeet had collapsed, and there’s still that annoying temporary traffic signal.

There was supposed to be a $75,000 parking study to see what could be done with traffic patterns (or justify the proposal for one-way) — did that ever happen?

Has anything been decided on what to do with the street there?

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4 thoughts on “Linear parks and collapsing streets

  1. Joe says:

    The original “Linear Park” plan ran all the way from Lincoln Street to Regatta point. This would necessitate the one-way road, but they didn’t have any detail in the plan about shoring up the road/park in the steepest section of Lake Ave North. The plan WAS online at the City’s website, but I can’t seem to find it any more. (It was about a 20 page PDF.) The company that did it is here: http://www.beta-inc.com/index.php/expertise/landscape-architecture/lake-avenue-north-linear-park/

    The new plan only goes from Coal Mine brook (the old boat ramp/pumping station) to Lincoln street (by the National Guard compound.)
    It avoids touching the street in the area.

    As far as I know, that Temporary signal is more or less permanent. 🙂

  2. Joe says:

    Wow, great search kung-fu!

  3. Eric K. says:

    Has any consideration been given to dividing Lake Ave. North at its intersection with North Ave.? This would convert Lake Ave. North north of North St. (wow, that’s a lot of North’s!) into a local traffic only road and through traffic would have to use Plantation St. which is more than adequately sized. Something similar to this was done with Brooks St. near the cinema to keep the local and commercial traffic separate.

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