Another instance of rightsizing: “Improved Safety and Pedestrian Experience.”


Quite possibly I’m repeating myself, but so be it. Here’s an excellent example of what New Albany needs to be considering … not INSTEAD of potential recreational facility upgrades, but as a NECESSARY COMPONENT of any such upgrades.

Sorry to be yelling, but sometimes it’s the only way they’ll pay attention.

Poughkeepsie, NY
4 → 2
 Lane Configuration + Roundabouts and Pedestrian Infrastructure
Raymond Avenue borders Vassar College, residences, the Arlington Business District, open space, and an elementary school in the Town of Poughkeepsie. It is also known as Route 376, and was converted into a four lane minor arterial in the 1960s. This rightsizing project reconfigured 1.5 miles of Raymond Avenue to two lanes, calmed a previously unsafe corridor, and added a range of pedestrian and aesthetic improvements.
In 1999, Project for Public Spaces was hired by Vassar College and the Arlington Steering Committee to study the Arlington Business District. Recommendations for the area included traffic calming, which prompted a redesign of Raymond Avenue by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT).