I've been fairly lucky on picking my days to go do research and reporting in Hunting Park so far. The few times I've been have been clear, sunny skies and people were more than willing to talk to me and my questions. I'm certain there are tougher days of reporting ahead, but for now I'll just enjoy the sounds of the park.
It came to attention this past visit that Hunting Park needs a bike lane on Ninth street where the street borders the park. I used some of this in my transportation story, but I think it deserves some more attention. I only used a small piece towards the end because I decided to go with the positive story instead regarding those funny looking skateboard-type-things the kids were riding.
The truth is the park, as I said in other posts, is the highlight of the area. Any park in an urban area should be respected and taken care of. There's no reason why this area doesn't have a separate bike lane. I believe it would do a lot for the community with bringing people through on their bike excursions. It would be a really good opportunity to enjoy the green scenery as they pass by Hunting Park. Bikers usually take on the other side of the road when riding and cars speed through well above the speed limit, at least overtime I was there. I just feel like it's little improvements like this that can better a community in more ways than just being a bike lane.
John Stish, Group 9, Fa0919Hunting Park