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May 1st, 2008
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Everybody who lives in the Ann Arbor library district: fill out survey on library and parking
From a library email asking for input on possible design features or downtown parking and a reconstructed library:

One year ago, the Library conducted focus groups with over 100 persons
in our district to discuss the future of the Downtown Library. We
learned a great deal about what people love about the Downtown library
and what they feel can be improved. This year, the Library has hired
Luckenbach|Ziegleman Architects and Skanska to work with us to develop
two programs: one for a renovated and expanded Library and the other for
a new Downtown Library, both to be located at Fifth and William. At the
same time, the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority is moving
forward with a site plan to build a large underground parking structure
on the "library lot". The convergence of these two activities led us to
develop a joint survey asking for feedback on both the library and

Please take this opportunity to contribute to the important decisions
that will need to be made by the AADL, the City of Ann Arbor, and the

You do not need to be a library user or a resident of Ann Arbor to fill
out the survey, which can be found here:


All feedback is appreciated.

In addition, you are invited to attend any of the following Public
Meetings at the Downtown Library to review our work and add your
thoughts to the discussion:

Monday, June 2nd 7:00 - 9pm
Wednesday, June 4th 10:00 - noon
Sunday, June 8th 3:00 - 5 pm

(2 comments | Leave a comment)

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Date:May 1st, 2008 04:43 pm (UTC)
I'm not a resident of Ann Arbor but I'll ask that someone suggest bicycle racks:
- in sufficient number that they represent space for at least 10% of the number of cars that can be accommodated in the facility, preferably more;
- in a sheltered, secure, and possibly monitored area.

Please specify that they should be:
- attached to their positions in such a way that the whole rack, with bikes attached, cannot be removed;
- that they should be placed far enough from impediments that bikes can be locked to them without difficulty;
- and that they should be designed so that many different styles of bike can be locked to them securely, using a variety of differnt types of lock (this implies fairly slim bars at an angle and height that allows both tall and short bikes to be locked by their frames, with both one wheel (or both, in the case where the cyclist uses a quick-release wheel mechanism) inside the compass of the lock and/or chain or cable).
[User Picture]
Date:May 2nd, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC)
Next time, I'll try to proof-read.
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