How to discourage people from entering a park! @Globalsiteplans

How to discourage people from entering a park! @Globalsiteplans

A regular theme throughout Northeastern Connecticut’s parks is their troublesome entry points and poor contiguity to other trail links. Entering a park from a state highway in the Quiet Corner , also known as Northeastern Connecticut, can be dangerous. I’ve never seen a turn lane accommodate a park entrance. Often, they don’t have adequate signage. It’s almost as if we’re not welcome to enter them. Frederick Law Olmsted’s vision of the pastoral was that the park is meant as our escape from life’s turmoil. Why then must we experience the harrowing endeavor of oncoming traffic/tail-gaiting in order to reach it? Is a brutal nadir necessary to reach the pastoral? If we are to get the maximum health benefit from our parks, their entry should be easier, and encouraged by smarter, more welcoming signs informing drivers of turn lanes to safely egress the highway. The entry itself ...

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