The city is finally trying to figure out how to get from the Square to Law Park and Lake Monona.
If I remember Wright, he proposed direct access. (Maybe it was Nolan.) He probably wasn't thinking that an elevator would do the trick.
But now, a special city committee, staff and consultants are narrowing concepts for new options -- including pedestrian bridges -- to cross train tracks and John Nolen Drive. The city is also examining improvements to key intersections on John Nolen Drive, better paths and trails in Law Park, changes to Wilson Street, and where to put a transit center for inter-city buses.
The mobility challenges have been vexing for decades, project manager David Trowbridge said, adding, "We're finally trying to knuckle down and tackle them."
The committee, which has been working for months, has scheduled a public meeting to share preliminary concepts and receive input for Sept. 5.