Monday night, December 10, NDS representatives came to the Woolen Mills to gather input from our community regarding neighborhood streets, what is good about them, what is bad, what needs to be done. This visit part of a city initiative to improve the street experience for all users throughout the City. They brought a color coded map of the streets in the Woolen Mills and what has been reported regarding those streets.
One of the first things noticeable about the map, all the streets have colors except Riverside Avenue and Riverbluff.
Map legend… How effective is this map in recording and presenting 26 years of input from Woolen Mills residents to Neighborhood Development Services regarding how we find our streets? Certainly it is a start but it does not convey much fine-grained analysis of our issues locally. So, the meeting continued with discussion, many WM residents speaking about the shortcoming of our streets, the challenges presented to pedestrians and bicyclists etc. As the discussion rolled on, Carrie Rainey (our neighborhood planner) listed topics raised by those in attendance.[/
So. Did you see the information you’d want the City to have about the street that is in front of your place of residence? I find the list the City gathered a good start, but still “lacking”. As our City is wont to do, there is a Meeting, a chance to provide additional input tomorrow:
Streets that Work Public Input Meeting – Saturday December 13, 2014
City staff invites the public to be a part of the process and come out to its Streets that Work Public Input Meeting. Please join us on Saturday, December 13 from 8:00 am – 11:30 am at the Carver Recreation Center Gymnasium to share your ideas and join the conversation.
Please consider attending and providing the City with additional input.