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May 22Liked by William Lutz

I like this plan. Sidewalk upgrades = good. Bike lanes that are not on the road = good. Park amenities = good.

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I am a bit more skeptical. I don't have a problem with the bike lanes, but the east side is already fairly well-connected with bike infrastructure. I would much rather see bike lanes go into other neighborhoods that need the connectivity.

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May 22Liked by William Lutz

Just to be clear, if they get the larger grant ($750K) they will put the money into Herrlinger park and that area of Crawford St., but if they don't the money will go to the LCC and work on ramps?

After living in one of the "lower" income areas in Troy for a number of years, it's refreshing that they're recognizing those citizens deserve parks that are more than just grass space. That was the most frustrating part of living RIGHT NEXT to the park while my kids were growing up. Fantastic back yard, but nothing really to do in it.

You said the proposal DOES include playground equipment? I think that's important. Even up into early middle school kids will still PLAY given the chance. It would be great if future plans for these areas of Troy included a splash pad. McKaig Race Park is a good centralized area for that....

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Yes. If the larger grant is received, all the funds will go towards the Herrlinger/Crawford projects. If the city doesn't receive the grant, the city will still get $150K and make the improvements to the Lincoln Center. The proposal includes a new piece of playground equipment with a rough cost of $33,000.

I think your idea of a splash pad is nice, and I would have thought Herrlinger would have made a good candidate for such an improvement.

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