As a quick recap, Wednesday evening was our community dialogue alongside the Charleston Park’s Conservancy. In small groups, we ran through several potential site options with members of the community. We openly discussed the pros and cons of each and made sure to listen carefully to the insight and requests from those who live there.
With Michaela as my scribe, we ran one of the numerous breakout room discussions. We were joined by six participants, each representing a different local organization or neighborhood. They shared with us a tremendous amount of local knowledge and understanding of the Greenway and Bikeway, that otherwise we would have never known. As users who frequent these site locations, both on foot and by bike, they made clear what ideas work and which we need to keep working on. Their insight was vital to the future success of our project.
As we reconvene as a team, we will compile notes from each scribe and begin to analyze the feedback. We will wrap up site analysis and begin to move on to Phase II: Design!