|This is a long bridge|
|More than twice as along as our existing bridges|
|It's a highway bridge, for high speeds|
|But, look! It's a family out for a Sunday stroll|
|And, hello! Someone sees a friend. |
The bridge is a place where people connect.
And it is the truth. No amount of potted flowers, banners, artsy railings, or cantilevered view points, will disguise the fact.
This is a highway bridge. It will not be pleasant to walk and bike on. It will be a tremendously long, barren span, connecting no pockets of meaningful and walkable commercial density. This is not an amenity for people who walk, bike, or bus.
|A new bridge is a "solution" to no actual problems|
for people who bike; instead, it creates
a bunch of new problems and exacerbates yet more.