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Fort Grounds Drive open to walkers

Deputy City Administrator Sam Taylor reports on the city of Coeur d'Alene Facebook wall:

Fort Grounds Drive is open to pedestrians and Memorial Field parking is now open again, too! What's not open? Through traffic for motor vehicles between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The Four Corners Project is intended to create a new community place that is heavily traveled by pedestrians and bicyclists between Memorial Field, the new Memorial Plaza (home soon to the carousel!) and City Park.

In order to give pedestrians and bicyclists a sense of safety and to make it clear this is really a project to enhance community placemaking, the bollards on Fort Grounds Drive will remain up seasonally. We did this instead of placing them only for special events in order to provide consistency to the public. We didn't want to confuse drivers or pedestrians about when the road would be shut down to only foot and bike traffic.

Thanks so much for your patience during construction. We hope you enjoy this new gathering place! And we are so excited for the carousel!

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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