Good Magazine and Livable Streets are hosting a contest to redesign a street or intersection. It sounds like they are looking for a photograph modified with some kind of photo-imaging software. I wonder if they might accept an aerial (plan) view done in AutoCAD or Microstation instead?
To imagine improvements to our struggling streets.
Take a photo of a street or intersection you know and hate, and then use PhotoShop or any other image editing techniques at your disposal to make the changes you’d like to see implemented.
Send your BEFORE and AFTER images to firstname.lastname@example.org. Prize and deadline information coming soon. Aaron Naparstek, the editor of Streetsblog, will judge the submissions.
RESEARCH and INSPIRATION
Check out the example from Carly and Aaron: an overhaul of the the intersection of Amsterdam Avenue and West 76th Street in Manhattan.
What street or intersection do you think needs the most improvement? Some street candidates:
- Polaris Pkwy – This is the place I hate the most in Columbus. I avoid it when I go home because it just depresses me.
- SR-161 – There’s LOTS of right-of-way. Maybe a nice urban boulevard could transform the street?
- Summit/4th – People have been talking about making these two-way for a long time.
- Broad St – Whatever happened to that grand boulevard idea idea with a tree-lined median anyway?