A new and slimmed-down face is coming to South Scott Avenue and will give downtown pedestrians more foot room.
The traffic lanes of Scott are being dramatically narrowed from Broadway south to the Temple of Music and Art. Room for cars will be replaced with wider sidewalks, trees, bushes and benches within about a month.
There also will be early 20th century light posts to give the street a pedestrian-friendly ambiance, leading up to the historic performance temple.
Downtowns have historically been havens for people, not automobiles. The work on Scott is the first step in making several downtown streets more welcoming for people on foot.
We’re glad to see the change.