The Urbana Park District is looking to improve traffic flow for cars, bicycles, and pedestrians in Crystal Lake Park, and they are inviting the public to give their input during an open house on November 28th. From the press release:
The Urbana Park District wants to make the roads and walkways around Crystal Lake Park “The path more travelled.” To do so, Park District planners are studying a way to make the road through the park one-way for cars.
“If we make the roads one-way, it will be safer for not only cars, but for pedestrians and bikes,” said Derek Liebert, Superintendent of Planning and Operations. “The plan is to make a loop path system through the park for better connectivity, safety and enjoyment.”
And, the Park District wants to hear from the public. “We are hosting an open house on November 28, at the Lake House at Crystal Lake Park,” Liebert explained. “People are free to drop in at any time and see the plans, ask questions and give feedback to planners.”
The open house on November 28, runs from 4 – 6 p.m.
“These plans are to help more people enjoy our beautiful park and we really value public input,” Liebert added.
The proposed one-way loop path system is one part of a long-term park improvement plan. People can find out more about the Crystal Lake Park plans at UrbanaParks.org.
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