With the news that the city council approved the funds to start work on Lead and Coal avenues, I decided to focus the next few weeks to those two thoroughfares. In case you haven't heard, Lead and Coal will be re-striped to hold two traffic lanes, a dedicated bike lane (yay!) and a parking lane. They will both stay one way streets, but hopefully with one less travel lane, cars will travel a bit slower. I also think they could use a stoplight at Edith and a few more crosswalks. Lead and Coal might transform into pedestrian friendly streets and could begin to support a few local businesses. With that in mind, I redesigned the old gas station at Walter and Coal. I think this place has the potential to become a friendly neighborhood coffee shop. Or a neighborhood nursery with crosswalks and a bike lane. Let me know what you think.