Sometimes in pedestrian-friendly development, it’s the little wins that count.
The city of Charlotte said Wednesday that it will add a mid-block pedestrian crosswalk to connect Brevard Court to Romare Bearden Park, bridging Church Street. That means it will be easier to cross from the park to the eateries and soon-to-open bottle shop at Brevard Court, especially with the sidewalk closed a immediately north for 300 South Tryon construction.
“Recent observations have shown that over 100 pedestrians per hour cross at that location during peak times,” city officials said in a memo. They’ve received numerous requests for a crosswalk there. The crosswalk will be temporary for now, but officials wrote they will “closely monitor the performance of the project to inform any decisions about permanent improvements that may be made in this area.”
With the Charlotte Knights baseball season underway and hundreds more apartments being built around the park, there are more pedestrians than ever who want to cross Church Street at that point (I’ve made the dash a few times myself).
Where else would you like to see pedestrian crosswalks installed?