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This project improved an alley walkway that connects downtown to a nearby elementary school and the city public library. This successful community-based tactical urbanism project was embraced by all parties—residents, businesses, the elementary school, the parent teacher organization, the mayor, the chief of police and the City. The result isa safer, more beautiful place for pedestrians of all ages.
These alleys and crosswalks are a half block south of the main street through town and provide direct access to the elementary school, city library, and other businesses within the city. Old and young residents utilize this alley and crosswalks to get to and from both public institutions and private businesses.
The alleys were painted with colorful "moose tracks" to create a fun way to walk the alley and create a demarcation for walking and bicycling residents. The crosswalks that were created are bright and colorful and very creatively designed, with patterns like checkerboards and geometric shapes, and they help to calm traffic and make a fun environment for people in the area.
All ages utilize these alleys as they connect the elementary school with the city library, as well as many businesses on Main Street in Bexley. Kids go to and from school in these alleys and residents utilize it regularly to get around the neighborhood.
Ever since we painted the alleys and crosswalks the organizers have anecdotally seen an increase in usage and people regularly engaging with the painted "moose tracks" walkway. They see kids hopping on the moose tracks on their way to and from school and more people taking the route now that it's painted. It is mainly used by locals and has become a source of pride for residents in south Bexley.
*Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.