Creating a people-oriented central square for Dupont
promenade at the core of the
to restaurants and shops, which allow them to become destinations within the community—not just for tourists.
Pedestrian promenades of this kind are essential elements of the character and economic development of
cities all over
The Pedestrian mall in Charlottesville, Virginia
· The vast majority of people arriving at the businesses in the neighborhood already arrive on foot, not by car
· The area is dominated by independent restaurants and small shops, which would benefit by increased
pedestrian traffic and the ability to use parts of the promenade for additional seating and space.
· The area is bounded on one end by residential areas and the other by dense office buildings, insuring
use of the promenade for both lunchtime and evening/weekend activities.
traffic and no metrobus routes currently exist on
pedestrian promenade would follow
SAIS) to the pocket park at
Proposed location of pedestrian promenade
The existing businesses
The District of Colombia Government has already allocated funds for the upgrading of sidewalks and lighting along
meetings, design, and build the project. The
that this project take the more effective step of using these funds to design and create the pedestrian promenade
and has already begun engage the City Council and district government on the subject.
Activities planned for the near future include:
traffic while allowing access for deliveries and emergencies.
the National Trust for Historic Preservation Main Street program (which is headquartered right in our
concessions of space in the promenade for sidewalk cafes.
If you are
interested in taking part in the
Pearl Street in Boulder,