We received the following note from My Green Lake reader Phil Austin:
As it happens nearly every time I walk the lake, I noticed someone running in the outer wheels lane when a biker rode by and made a stern comment to her about being in the correct lane.
As you know, there are signs along the path…some are on posts (which no one seems to notice) and some are embedded in the ground. In both cases they’re few and far between. With so much to look at down there, I can imagine that the first-time or occasional visitor could easily miss those signs for at least a good portion of the way around.
My idea was to paint (via stencil or some other means) directions onto the already-painted centerline…perhaps in a less visually obtrusive concrete-esque color. They could be placed close together or even 20 feet apart and get the same effect I would think.
I whipped together these simple mockups to see what folks thought. I really spent no time on the design and I think it could be done in an aesthetically pleasing way…maybe even smaller than what’s shown. If the idea took off and grew some legs I’d love the chance to put together some designs and “leave my mark” on the lake I love so much.
Thanks for the note, Phil, and the interesting idea. Before Phil presents his idea to Seattle Parks and Recreation, please weigh in:Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.
If your opinion is more nuanced than a simple “yes” or “no,” please leave a comment.