robert s5 months ago
In general, I appreciate the effort to increase ped safety with the enhanced curb and parkway improvements but curbs are actually designed to channel runoff and maintain traffic flow and speed. In Japan and in many european cities, bollards have been used to great effect to separate vehicles from pedestrians while also helping to maintain slower vehicle speeds. In such instances, there are no curbs in between the walkway and the road. Also, from a sustainability standpoint, no curbs mean you can install bioswales to reduce runoff and and increase water recharge.