Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Public Input - King Street

But first, if you really want to see great bike/ped street design, check out these sites.

* "Curbing Traffic" - Freedom to Roam: https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2021/6/29/how-dutch-cities-restored-the-freedom-to-roam

* ”Curbing Traffic” - 10 benefits: https://youtu.be/aRhC5lJp0VU

* Living Streets: https://www.ourlivingstreets.com/

* Traffic calming for real: https://youtu.be/bAxRYrpbnuA

* London's first cycle street: https://youtu.be/4WtddplenEk

* Indiana bike lane: https://youtu.be/5tcnoGOqIf0

Rather than spending thousands on concrete bump outs and roundabouts, why not just ban cars from King street? Or make King a BIKE PRIORITY street where cars have to wait for people. Or, make one 10' curbside lane into a protected bike path protected by one lane of parked cars, make the speed limit 20 mph, and let the narrowed car space naturally reduce speeds and calm traffic? And if King Street becomes a bike/walk paradise somehow, what does it connect to and does it go any place people need to go? 

As long as design is done with the assumption that cars are kings and fast cars are emperors and everyone else must be accommodated (>sigh<, I guess), we will not get good connected safe pleasant healthy usefull streets for people of all ages and abilities.

Please attend.


The City of La Crosse Planning Department and SEH Inc. would like to invite you to a King St. Greenway Extension public workshop next week.  Details are below.  Hope to see you at either session!

Date: THURSDAY, July 15th, 2021

Time: Please Attend Either Session:

Afternoon: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (3:45 presentation)

Evening: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (5:45 presentation)

Location: La Crosse Center, North Hall

300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI 54601

The City and SEH will present the; scope of the project, initial concepts and challenges, preliminary survey results and lead several exercises to gather public input on facility design. If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact Darren Fortney, Consultant Project Manager.

What is a Greenway?

La Crosse’s Neighborhood Greenways, also known as slow streets, are streets with low motorized traffic volumes and speeds, designated and designed to give bicycle and pedestrian travel priority. La Crosse’s Neighborhood Greenways use signs, pavement markings, green infrastructure, and speed and volume management measures to create safe places for people to bicycle and walk.



Project Contact: Darren Fortney (608) 620-6191 dfortney@sehinc.com


Darren Fortney, AICP, NCI, LEED-GA

Senior Principal

Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.

608.620.6191 direct | 608.770.2330 mobile

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