What’s your Ericksen-Hildebrand solution?August 14th, 2008 by tristan baurick
One of the hopeful things that has come out of the decades-old Ericksen-Hildebrand debate (see last story post) is that people have done more than complain and dig in their heels. They’ve offered a range of compromises and solutions, and several have e-mailed them to me after the story’s publication.
I didn’t have the space in the story to get into all the ideas, so I’d like to offer this blog as a venue for people to post ideas on how to solve the Ericksen-Hildebrand conundrum.
So, what do you think?
Leave the park green, the streets unconnected, and let the walkers and cyclists rule?
Strike a balance, perhaps with a winding, narrow connection that paves a portion of the park?
Or, as one commenter offered after the online version of the story: “Thank you Mr. Blue Truck for doing what I have wanted to do for some time. You are my hero! Bring in the dozer, cut the road and we’ll find a way to name the street after you!”
So, there you have another option: pave the park and name the newly connected thoroughfare “Mr. Blue Truck Street.”