Focusing on Downtown Carbondale Transportation
CARBONDALE--The Downtown Advisory Committee is creating a master plan for Carbondale's downtown and wants to improve the ways people get around. Wednesday, they held a meeting on transportation issues.
From buses and trains to pedestrian traffic, thousands of people travel throughout downtown Carbondale every day. And with that heavy traffic, comes the need to plan for growth in the downtown area.
Everyone has a vision for the future of downtown Carbondale
"I think by bringing some of the art, more of the arts and culture into the city, as a means of beautification of the city, we can attract people to come to the city of Carbondale," Marie Bukowski.
"If there was more time for us to cross at these intersections because a lot of times you will be coming up and you can see it, but the seconds aren't long enough for you to make it across the roads, so you're stuck waiting," said Casey Bucher, who travels downtown.
Right now, the city is already working on several projects, including adding more bike paths and developing a bigger Amtrak station that would also serve as a bus depot.
The next Downtown Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled for September 17th. The focus: business development. The public is encouraged to attend.
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