Tower District residents and business owners have begun gathering this week to discuss a new streetscape plan for the beloved Fresno neighborhood. The first meeting was held on Saturday and is critiqued nicely at ArcHop. A second meeting was held on Tuesday night.
While I wasn’t there (I don’t live in Tower), I was following some of the reactions via Twitter. And one idea seemed to be getting a lot of attention — roundabouts. You’re familiar with roundabouts, right? The do-I-go, don’t-I-go traffic circles that make me want to shoot myself when I go to River Park. Planners are floating the idea of putting two roundabouts on Olive Avenue to better develop a pedestrian corridor.
This brings us a new segment we’re calling “WTF or FTW.” It’s where you, the Beehive-reading public, decides whether an idea is crazy (WTF) or awesome (FTW). I think we know where I stand (remember: me shooting self), but let’s hear from you.
WTF = What the [Fudgesicle], a.k.a. “What are you thinking?”
FTW = For the Win, a.k.a. “That idea is a victory for people everywhere.”