Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Jamestown's Cityscape Designs

Jamestown Post-Journal, 5/9/2012.

Excerpt: The concept of a more walkable Jamestown is not new, though.

"Complete Streets is explicitly endorsed by the Neighborhood Plan, and it's sort of implied by the Urban Design Plan," said Peter Lombardi, Jamestown Renaissance Corporation neighborhood initiatives director.

Jamestown's Transportation and Streetscape Enhancement Plan seeks to improve the walkability in the city. It states that city's streets should provide connectivity between neighborhoods, facilitate the movement of pedestrians, goods and services, and offer an attractive setting to both local citizens and visitors alike.

The plan is the next step in implementing the vision for downtown revitalization set forth in the city's recently Completed Urban Design Plan.

Jeff Lehman, Public Works director, said that the city would like to have better flowing street, pedestrian and bike traffic, but it's a difficult feat. The problem we have is there is only so much room," he said. "We're stuck within existing right-of-ways, as there is only so much room on city streets."

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