The City of Ann Arbor is conducting a survey to get public input on several proposals for monumental public art to accompany the newly build Stadium Bridges. There are four proposals in all. The Ann Arbor dotcom has a review of the works. The City of Ann Arbor project page includes links to full proposals from artists.
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The artists, and their works, are
Sheila Klein, "Untitled". Maize and blue striped poles, trees in planters on the bridge, a sculpture of cheerleaders.
Matt Passmore with Rebar Group, "Dot Matrix". Aluminum tubes topped by "Botts Dots".
Volkan Alkanoglu, "Lady Ann". Angular panels forming the shape of a flower, looming over a pedestrian passageway.
Catherine Widgery, "Arbor Winds". Embossed trees in panels under the bridge, and tree-themed pennants on poles at the top of the bridge.
ANN ARBOR, LOWER BURNS PARK (November 17-19, 2011): There is concern among neighbors in the Lower Burns Park Neighborhood Association that the pedestrian detour signs that have been posted in the neighborhood for the Stadium Bridges project are non-standard and will be interpreted as traffic control signs for cars, not for people. Two vehicles were observed going the wrong way on Golden Avenue on Friday night, November 18.
The signs in question is similar to, but not the same as, standard MUTCD sign M4-9b. But instead of being aligned as a pedestrian sign, it’s pointed along the path that cars will see. We’re hoping this won’t cause cars to go the wrong way down a one way street, thinking that the pedestrian detour is the automobile detour.
Thanks to Eric Scheie for the night time photo of pedestrian detour signage in the Lower Burns Park neighborhood.
Photo credit: Eric Scheie.
November 19. Cars going wrong way on Friday night.
Attached, please find the signing and pavement marking plan that we prepared to support the two week period when E. Stadium and S. State Street will both be closed to through traffic.
A more detailed copy of this is available at the Ann Arbor Government Document Repository, as document 300. You will note that the city’s signage plan, at the date of publishing this article, is to run two way bus traffic on Golden for two weeks. There is no corresponding set of plans on the AATA web site.
A letter was presented to residents of this street, notifying them of the planned changes. This is document 301 on a2docs.