Tour de Manchester: lessons learned from transformative projects in Manchester's downtown: Roundabout, Town Green, Depot Street redesign, and Riverwalk
Thursday, September 7, 2017
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. EDT
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The Tour de Manchester will highlight dramatic transformations in the heart of a historic downtown, all rooted in long-term planning goals, which sprouted when the times were right, and which were brought to fruition through engaged and determined community leadership.
Learn how the “marathon” strategy transformed an old auto dealership into a much-loved Town Green; how “Malfunction Junction” became a beautiful, functional roundabout that even the most ardent skeptics came to embrace. Building on that, we’ll then wander down the road to learn about more changes in the works to transform a three lane highway into a more walkable, bikeable Depot Street. Finally, we’ll witness the fruits of very recent volunteer efforts to create the “Riverwalk” – a calm and peaceful oasis along the West Branch of the famed Batten Kill in the midst of a highly developed commercial core.
Each is a discrete project unto itself, yet all are bound together in long-term community vision and planning.
Lee Krohn, firstname.lastname@example.org