Summer Slim Down
August 4, 2014
Downtown Sioux Fall’s Main Ave. is going on a diet to improve the pedestrian experience. One driving lane and the parallel parking stalls have temporarily been replaced with diagonal parking and pedestrian amenities.· view full ·
This summer, downtown Sioux Fall’s Main Avenue is going on a diet to improve the pedestrian experience. One driving lane and the parallel parking stalls have temporarily been converted to diagonal parking stalls. This reconfiguration adds 80 parking spaces, shortens pedestrian crossing distances and creates space for pedestrian amenities including benches, planters, public art, trees, and more. Midblock platforms also have been installed to provide additional public seating and dining spaces.
This pilot project is the first of its kind in Sioux Falls and is, in part, in response to recent public input. Throughout the installation, the City will seek public input on the “road diet”. Depending on the results, permanent changes could be implemented in the future.