One of the things that struck me at the High Point Connector ribbon cutting ceremony was how little visibility the project had. I only knew about it from a chance conversation with David Kappler a number of years ago when he mentioned finding a route for the trail. The next hint I had that something was going on was when the construction started on the easternmost portion of the trail where it comes into the ELST. I never heard about any design reviews or other public involvement.
So one of the ongoing projects I envision for GAIT is to highlight any projects that will impact active transportation from their inception through design to implementation.
Being a computer geek, my fantasy was that this would just involve visiting the city web site once in a while to see if there are any updates. It doesn’t look like it’s going to be that easy. For example, here’s a page about the proposed I-90 undercrossing by the post office. It suggests that construction would happen in 2007. Since they haven’t done any work at all yet I suspect the page is at least a couple years out of date.
Looks like I need to pay a visit to city hall.