Taylor Road rehab plan quietly ignores residentsí need for wider tree lawns

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  • Photo 1: Three lanes of snow plowed onto the aprons and sidewalks of South Taylor Road.

  • Photo 2: South Taylor sidewalk in winter.

  • Image: A diagram of the concept that the city presented to the public in 2002. The top image shows the existing sidewalk abutting the seven-lane road. In the lower image (Concept C), the lane on the far left (west side) would be widened into an attractive tree lawn buffering the sidewalk from the traffic and snow accumulation. After the public hearing the city quietly abandoned this well-received concept.

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