Western Kentucky University, Pedestrian Walk
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Client: Western Kentucky University
Concerned about safety, university officials contracted with Lose & Associates Inc. to renovate an existing sidewalk along a busy street to subtly direct pedestrian traffic toward three designated crosswalks. Decorative wrought iron fencing and shrubs combine to form an efficient but unobtrusive barrier to discourage jaywalking. The fencing curves up toward 12-foot posts at the three entrances, which are visible from a distance. Each crosswalk entrance leads into a small, brick-paved plaza furnished with benches, plantings and decorative lighting.