Thursday, February 13, 2014

Broadway Streetscape Project Photo Update

I've a lot of large posts I want to put together....however these photos I took a couple of weeks ago are getting stale, so I need to finish posting them!

Here's quick look at the Broadway streetscape project. I took some photos a few weeks earlier, and construction has moved slowly. Mind you, the entire project has moved slowly. Here's the times I've written about it, excluding the above link:

September 2011: Project announced
September 2011: Full details   - Construction scheduled for 2012 (lols)
July 2013: Comparison with LA Broadway streetscape project

And here is what the construction looked like in January of this year:

Windshield perspective, driving south from Divisadero
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Not much going on at this GV Urban project, where we parked to take pictures
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Did a walk around the block. Nothing much of note, except this fun sign
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Returning to Broadway
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Supposedly, this project is to help pedestrians, but there were ZERO ped accommodations for construction. "Sidewalk closed" ..... on all four corners at some intersections.

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Looking north

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Looking south. I was told streets generate commerce and business? And yet one can stand here all day...

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As I said, no temporary accommodation for peds. If you're in a wheelchair, you're screwed....and so if Fresno if they get sued.

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 We take a brief detour....this alley needs streetscape improvements

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High speed rail construction is still not underway

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And a frequent topic of conversation on this blog...

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Looking back at Broadway

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Walking north

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I do not believe that this is open weeknights.

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I'm very disappointed with the ramp choice. Look how narrow the walkways are, just the bare minimum. Forget about walking next to someone.

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And as I've mentioned before, going with pull-in parking was a huge mistake

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It doesn't appear that any accommodations for the bus stops are being included? 

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And back to the GV Urban lot


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Hope you all enjoyed the pictures. This project should wrap up soon, and provide plenty of free parking for those using the Rainbow Ballroom.



Bonus: I was asked about the First 5 Fresno construction by the library. Taken the same day.

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7 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry. Fresno... poor city.

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  2. Looks like Fresno has got LED street lights.

    https://flickr.com/#/photos/88203216@N02/14029432358/

    https://flickr.com/#/photos/88203216@N02/14193073346/

    By the looks of it, they may have been installed very recently.

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  3. Try these...

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/88203216@N02/14029432358/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/88203216@N02/14193073346/in/photostream/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/88203216@N02/14216108394/in/photostream/


    My main worry is that these lights are not providing anywhere near the amount of light that Shaw Ave. needs according to ANSI. The street could be, and probably is, woefully underlit.It was underlit before, but now it could be worse. The lights from the parking lots spilling into the street is not a good thing. It's light tresspass. The street lighting needs to be the dominant lighting in this case and not the 'supplementary' light.

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  4. It's disappointing because the city had, and still does have, the opportunity to do so much better. I saw full cutoff led streetlights in San Jose that impressed me. The shielding on the lights was so good you didn't even see the light source unless you were under it, and despite being almost level with the fixture on the highway, the sheilding was so good that the light source was barely visible. The light intensity also seemed just right. It was just enough light to see the street, but not so much that it was overwhelming. Their dayform wasn't bad either.

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  5. The lights in San Jose were almost dreamlike. Appropriate adequacy is what I want for Fresno. It's not a goal so far away that is hopelessly out of bounds. It's a bit closer, in certain cases then you may think.

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