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Old 02-21-2018, 11:35 AM   #36
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Re: Assembly Sq <-> Casino Footbridge

Originally Posted by tysmith95 View Post
^Problem is that the underpass under a highway is never going to be an appealing area for people to walk around or hang out. Even fixed up it's still gonna be empty with only the homeless or occasional passer by using it.
I see it differently. Its not a binary issue: i.e. its either appealing to hang out, or its empty and hostile.

The question is whether there are things that can be done to make it safer and more pleasant to walk underneath from one neighborhood to the other, and I think the answer is pretty obviously "yes". That those interventions might also make for more productive uses of the and and better maintenance impact for the structure (e.g. replacing salt piles with paid parking) are additional benefits.
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