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The Walk & Talk & Nuts & Bolts event feedback included many comments that the dumpsters in our Historic Core created an unpalatable atmosphere. Dumpsters serve an important purpose. Providing a way to block them from view could help protect them from vandalism, reduce wear, and lessen their visual impact. Should dumpsters be covered and in what way? How could they be screened from view while still ensuring their access? ...more »
Alleyways are a unique space that can be used to enhance the feel of Old Town. Murals with historic content are one strategy for incorporating history and enhancing alleyway character. What other ways could we improve our alleys?
What styles, placement, and subjects would appeal and inform? Can murals and alleyways serve as gathering places?
Participants of the Walk & Talk & Nuts & Bolts event mentioned that while pamphlets are one way to learn about local history, they aren’t the only possible way. One alternative could be incorporating Redmond’s history into the built environment such as the streetscape. Markers could be incorporated at historic locations to give the feeling of location and provide information about the site history. Etched glass information ...more »
What type of art and structure could be included in the plaza planned for the space between the Justice White House and the Bill Brown Building (Matador)? The first image below demonstrates a playful, child-friendly approach to art and storytelling (Make Way for Duckling by Robert McCloskey, Boston). The second shows a traditional structure with an element of artistic surprise, integrating a mural of sky into the upper ...more »
Feedback from the Walk & Talk & Nuts & Bolts included interest in more public outdoor seating. The majority of interest was in the context of a plaza planned for the space between the Justice White House and the Bill Brown Building (Matador). What type and style of seating would you prefer? The images shown below include a traditional style and a continuation of the style used in the Redmond Central Connector. The ...more »
To enhance the bike-ability of the Historic Core the streetscape could include integrated bicycle parking opportunities. The designs shown here demonstrate one way of incorporating art and history into a utilitarian amenity. In addition, bike racks could include way-finding maps, interpretive signage, and notice boards. What type and design of bike racks would you suggest? How would you suggest they be incorporated ...more »
Do you feel a strong need to stick with traditional biking gear such as bike pants, saddle or messenger bags, gloves, and shoes? Or, do you bike in office and street clothes? What type of bike do you ride and does it limit the places you ride? Do you have additional gear that helps your biking such as a basket for groceries, seat for kids, tow-behind, or electric-assist? How do these help you use your bike for more ...more »
Do you bike in Downtown to have dinner or shop? Have you rented a “Community Blue Bike” from Marymoor Park and where did you ride? Do you prefer to use your bike for touring and recreating versus commuting and errands?
Where do you prefer and enjoy riding? What type of biking facility (trail, bike lane, etc.) is comfortable for you? What is Redmond’s best and not-so-best ride?
Do you or have you tried commuting by bike? How about running errands by bike? How was your experience? If you haven’t attempted these type of trips by bike, what discourages you from doing so?
Kathryn Duszynski @kolson54 from Twitter wants to know what is happening with the changes to 166th heading up EdHill?