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Downtown is looking good

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(OK, this photo is a little drab, it’s really looking better than this. From KC Star.)

But we could do even better!

Check out this dramatic transition underway in Rochester:

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(Before)

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…and after. (Grabbed from Mobilizing the Region)

Imagine if we brought the human scale back to our downtown, and did away with the high-speed highway that cuts through the core of our city. There could be new opportunities for rebuilding housing, connecting commerce, and bridging meaningful access across the east and west sides of Topeka.

Even more food for thought, albeit on a different scale:

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Basically, if we are only measuring highway traffic, we’re missing the point. Via Stroad to Boulevard.