|With the flashers installed and shrouded, not quite open;|
but still signed for 40mph, July 29th
|The refuge island and crosswalk striping, July 12th|
This intersection is not far from Woodmansee Park.
It is, apparently, the focus for the expanded Safe Routes to School program, now working on Safe Routes to Parks. The expanded focus makes sense and will be interesting to watch. They are partnering with a local, faith-based organization.
|Past event, via Facebook|
|The disc golf course has a path from Idylwood,|
but it's also a little isolated (2013)
As far as traffic goes, the park is bounded by a school yard and back yards mainly. There is only one small frontage on a busy street. Many of the connections are from dead-end streets or other low-traffic sidewalks.
On the one busy street, on Sunnyside, there is already an older enhanced crosswalk and center refuge island.
|Two refuge islands and crosswalk|
at the entry to Woodmansee Park on Sunnyside
|(This New Yorker headline is high mileage)|
Still, one block over on Commercial Street, there is the formidable barrier of that 40mph stroad and traffic sewer. At least until the future Hilfiker park is built (and perhaps also the future Fairview park), Woodmansee Park also serves the neighborhood east of Trader Joe's and Goodwill, and north of Keubler. Residents must cross Commercial to reach it, and taming Commercial could reasonably be part of the project for Woodmansee Park.