With the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at one of its corners, the plaza at the intersection of South and Orange is really grand. Unfortunately, you don’t notice how great the civic space is until you’re passing it by. We’d love to see a visual speed bump at this intersection as a gateway into the space.
Other cities like Portland and Miami have embraced these on-street murals and crosswalk designs to reduce speeding. The City of Casselberry also has one. Orlando’s bringing so much more art to the public space; here’s another great opportunity to celebrate one our newest civic spaces. There’s lots of other intersections and crosswalks in Orlando that could use similar treatment.
Bonus: We read about this smart street sign in Fast Company. The digital sign’s arms can change content and direction based on information it’s fed from different sources (Twitter, Foursquare, local transportation APIs, and RSS news feeds). It might be an interesting way to showcase the rest of Downtown Orlando for visitors checking out a show at the Dr. Phillips Center.