A future vision for our Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg got a peek at some potential design ideas at a May 28 Vision Workshop at the Hill Country University Center.

The meeting, which drew around 100 people, was led by Brian Jordan, the city’s director of development, who introduced representatives from consulting firm Design Workshop. That company has worked with hundreds of cities around the nation and recently opened two international offices.

The meeting focused on three areas: hike and bike trails and sidewalks; gateways into the town; and overall design standards. Once off Main Street, a more walkable town is a big need. We hope visitors will one day be able to easily stroll to the Texas Center for Wine and Culinary Arts, art galleries and other off-Main attractions, and that residents can walk and ride safely in marked hike and bike lanes or paths.

Walking and bike paths are some of those niceties that successful towns can and should consider. One way to get some of the traffic off of Main Street is to offer a more pedestrian-friendly town. And though this area is home to many biking events, Main Street is not a bike friendly place.

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