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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Where would the southern extention of Wincopin Street go?

Part of the current proposal for downtown Columbia is to turn Wincopin Circle into Wincopin Street, which would be a north-south parallel to Little Patuxent Parkway between Little Patuxent and the lake. Here is a picture of where Wincopin Street would go:




This picture is taken from the southern end of the current Wincopin Circle (where it ends in front of the CA Builds) looking south. On the right is the American Cities Building. Straight ahead where the road would go is the trees, benches, and Hug statue. If you look to the left while standing in these trees this would be your view:


The proposed road would run along the top edge of the grass amphitheater.


An alternative would be to have the road end where it currently does and then leave the trees, benches, and Hug statue, then south of the trees have a pedestrian only street. Pedestrian only streets are very common in European cities and create wonderful urban parks and gathering places. Here is an example of a pedestrian only street:

3 Comments:

Blogger babygurl427 said...

The pedestrian roadway looks fine and would emhance Columbia. It MUST, however, exclude bicycles, roller bladers, etc. And, it must be well lit at night and well policed! We are no longer "excluded from crime" in Columbia. A dark street, no police, a very dangerous situation.

6:09 PM  
Blogger dAnny said...

I agree! A ped-only street sounds like a good idea, as long as it's safe well-lit.

10:17 PM  
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