Re: Access to the interior
From: Dahako (
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 11:20:35 -0600 (MDT)
Stephan -

Thanks for your response that the design can appear to be a narrower path, 
but have reinforced shoulders in case emergency access is needed..  

One of the reasons this decision is such a struggle for us is that the end of 
our pedway that meets the car road is at a fairly steep slope.  The original 
plan, approved by the city/county, includes a retaining wall at this point.  
If we want vehicle access through this route, we'll have to solve the 
erosion/runoff issue through the design in another way and may have to go 
back through permitting.  We also have a limited amount of impervious surface 
allowed for the whole development.  Using it for a wider roadway could 
possibly limit future projects. (The approval is for a 5 ft wide path.)

Our design was approved by our local government with an open peripheral road 
and a closed central pedway.  Our group is exploring the option of 
redesigning to allow vehicle access on the pedway and I posted my earlier 
questions to try to find out how important, or not, different groups had 
found central vehicle access.  I'd love to have more responses - I'm 
forwarding the ones I've already gotten and we're having quite a lively 
discussion about it.

-Jessie Handforth Kome
Eno Commons
Durham, NC
Where I'm trying to build a hurdy-gurdy from a kit.  Why?  I heard one once 
and fell in love.  This won't be a great instrument - but then, I'm not a 
great musician.  

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