December 7, 2016 at Crossway Community Church
This word cloud represents illustrates words and phrases most frequently used in comments provided by participants who attended the in-person charrette on December 7, 2016. The larger the text, the more frequently that theme was mentioned.
Overview of responses
There were a total of 77 individuals in attendance at the charrette. All were asked to visit six stations to provide input regarding their preferences. The following is what we heard:
- Of each of the streetscape elements presented, attendees favored street trees, seating/resting areas, and pedestrian lighting.
- Of each of the public art images, functional art, gateway/roundabout art and light art were the most popular. The preferred location for the art is within the roundabouts and along the streetscape.
- Participants were asked about special event options they would prefer to be held along the streetscape. A farmers market, street festivals, and food truck festivals were most favored.
- The participants would like the project to provide pedestrian safety, planters as buffers between the vehicles and bicycle lanes, street trees, open space, and a fence to separate pedestrians and bicyclists along the bridges.
- The community was asked to write their vision for the future streetscape project. The participants are very interested in their history, landscaping, trees, public art, farming, and walkability. We heard a great deal about including more research into the history of the area, especially its farming roots.
The most important aspects to the community seemed to be pedestrian usability and safety and the inclusion of area history (potentially focusing on the area's agricultural/farming heritage). Lighting, street trees and landscaping were also held in high priority to the community, which makes sense considering these would need to be implemented to increase pedestrian friendliness. It sounded like functional art could be dispersed to further aid in this endeavor, and gateway and roundabout art would be installed for vehicular and bicycle oriented traffic.
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