On Tuesday, at-large councilmember Hans Riemer asked his Facebook followers what they thought about a long-running controversy: whether to build a skybridge over Wayne Avenue between the new Silver Spring library and the adjacent parking garage.

We’ve explained why this is a bad idea many times. Taking pedestrians off the street leads to an expectation that pedestrians won’t cross the street, leading to engineers designing it for high-speed traffic movement, making the area less safe to walk around.

County Executive Ike Leggett and the eternally lousy Montgomery DOT want it, but the Silver Spring CBD Urban Renewal Plan prohibits it, meaning it can’t be built unless the Council specifically authorizes it.

[Continue reading David Alpert’s post at Greater Greater Washington.]

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