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Urban Walking Spaces/High Visibility Biking Lanes

Create art displays on sidewalks throughout the Downtown area that would create an appeal to walk or bike & make bike lanes highly visible.

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Sidewalks would become the new canvas for artist and designers to show off their creativity and create sidewalk galleries. Artist will get the opportunity to create pieces that can only be seen by those who are walking or biking. These sidewalk galleries can also be designed to create a roadmap to public transportation option like the metro mover, metro rail, and bus stops. Solar powered lights would be used to illuminate these designs at night as well as provide an added safety measure for those who are walking or biking. Creating high visibility bike lanes through the use of art and technology would be the second step. Bike lanes are hard to notice and for most of the county is a part of a regular travel lane. Limited signage and road graphics make it extremely dangerous for bike riders.

Describe who will use your solution (1,000 characters)

This solution could be used by downtown commuters, tourist and county-wide bike riders.

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Initial Design - you are still exploring the idea and have not tested it with users

Size of your team or organization

  • I am submitting as an individual

Funding Request

  • $25,000

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

Funding would be used to purchase solar lights and contract a company to install them, host a design competition and rent roadway signage equipment needed to divert traffic for roadway bike lane designs.

Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

Success would be measured by increased foot and bike traffic in the communities and areas where these projects would take place.

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If streets looked like that, I wouldn’t mind walking around. Where exactly are you planning putting the designs? Cheers.

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