Traverse City’s State Street at Human Scale
A final reminder for the week:
An observational walk along the downtown part of State Street is this afternoon at 4-pm.
The aim is to experience the corridor at the human scale and to generate observations of how the place operates for all users. In addition, the walk will provide a better understanding of the experience along the route; what kind of place is the corridor?
Although there is a tendency to jump to solutions (I know I go there quickly), the primary goal is to create a list of observations. However, because the DDA and the city are now considering a conversion back to a two-way street for State St., part of the walking discussion will take that issue into consideration, as well as the impact of the west Front Parking Deck.
Relevant MyWHaT reading:
- Observational walk of Division St. (re-cap)
- A One-Way Desert of Parking: State Street
- Conversion of a City’s One-way Street back to a Two-Way Begins with an Ask.
The following video taken by Bill Palladino two year’s ago highlights the corridor from behind the handlebars. It was previously posted on MyWHaT and remains relevant.
See you at 4-pm! (Oh, don’t forget drinks after the walk).
Related Articles on One-ways vs. Two-ways
- Many cities changing one-way streets back (USA Today)
- One-way Streets in downtown Flint converted into two-ways (mlive.com)
- The Return of the Two-Way Street (governing.com)