After a long-fought battle to improve pedestrian safety and implement a streetscape plan for Foster, City Council finally acknowledged the needs of those who live along the corridor. With a unanimous vote, the Mayor and City Commissioners gave the nod for an updated Foster Streetscape Plan that will improve safety and livability for residents who have long advocated for a better Foster.
Now they’ll get it.
This process has been well documented by us, Foster United, the surrounding neighborhood associations, and local conversation amongst neighbors, business owners, and folks that see Foster’s great potential. Many, many people and organizations have dedicated themselves to making Foster shine with a much needed facelift and traffic reconfiguration that will now improve crossing conditions for pedestrians, slow vehicular traffic, add access and travel lanes for bikers, provide a turning/refuge lane for drivers, and provide better lighting, more trees, and some public art as icing on the cake. In addition to some of the above improvements, folks in Lents will also get wider sidewalks that will lead in to their recently completed Foster/Woodstock streetscape area.
But we know about all that.
This post is to thank and congratulate all those who have worked long and hard to advocate for Foster Road. This has been nearly 12 years in the making, and it would have been easy to give up at any point along the way.
We’re glad you didn’t. Viva la Foster!