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Skybridges Downtown

Postby mrsticka » Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:36 am

I think Lincoln could use a few more skybridges downtown. It could certainly make it easier for pedestrians walking downtown in the summer or winter.

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Re: Skybridges Downtown

Postby PotatoeEatsFish » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:24 pm

mrsticka wrote:I think Lincoln could use a few more skybridges downtown. It could certainly make it easier for pedestrians walking downtown in the summer or winter.

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Re: Skybridges Downtown

Postby mrsticka » Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:26 pm

What's the difference?

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Re: Skybridges Downtown

Postby Brad » Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:03 am

I'm sure it all comes down to cost. A crosswalk provided by the city is free, anything else costs the building owner a lot of money...
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Re: Skybridges Downtown

Postby Linkin5 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:44 pm

I'm not a big fan of skywalks as they take away from pedestrian sidewalk traffic. I would be good with Lincoln stop planning these.

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Re: Skybridges Downtown

Postby Steve » Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:02 am

Linkin5 wrote:I'm not a big fan of skywalks as they take away from pedestrian sidewalk traffic. I would be good with Lincoln stop planning these.


I tend to agree. I believe several of the current ones were built when there was considerable retail presence in the Brandeis, Centrum and Atrium Buildings. One could walk through, similar to an indoor mall, and shop. Now those buildings have mostly offices and most retail is at the street level.

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Re: Skybridges Downtown

Postby mrsticka » Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:59 am

I just thought a city like Lincoln would be eager to build them. I mean, most 2 way streets here have center turn lanes. They want to put in roundabouts all over the place, which I'm not too crazy about. So yeah, it was only natural for me to assume that they'd want to build some more skybridges downtown.

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Re: Skybridges Downtown

Postby Linkin5 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:51 am

mrsticka wrote:I just thought a city like Lincoln would be eager to build them. I mean, most 2 way streets here have center turn lanes. They want to put in roundabouts all over the place, which I'm not too crazy about. So yeah, it was only natural for me to assume that they'd want to build some more skybridges downtown.


I'm failing to see the correlation between these things.

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Re: Skybridges Downtown

Postby MadMartin8 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:21 pm

Linkin5 wrote:
mrsticka wrote:I just thought a city like Lincoln would be eager to build them. I mean, most 2 way streets here have center turn lanes. They want to put in roundabouts all over the place, which I'm not too crazy about. So yeah, it was only natural for me to assume that they'd want to build some more skybridges downtown.


I'm failing to see the correlation between these things.


Alrighty, I'm just glad I wasn't the only one confused.
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Re: Skybridges Downtown

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:47 pm

Not a fan of skybridges, but I get why they are popular or important. Having the Hilton connect directly to CLC is huge. A place like Minneapolis has bitter winters.

I don't think it makes much sense in Lincoln though. They don't have those mega employers that demand multiple building or to be connected to a garage. I just don't see how many people would be moving between buildings on a daily basis.

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Re: Skybridges Downtown

Postby NEDodger » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:49 am

I do like them - when I used to work downtown, I really would have appreciated them on really stormy days / during the winter. I completely understand the stance that they discourage patronage of street-level retail, but I don't know how much of an impact that has - if I was going out to lunch I'd still be going to these same establishments, skybridges or not.

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Re: Skybridges Downtown

Postby Coyote » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:06 am

Isn't it kind of hard to retrofit skywalks, and not disturb office space in the connected buildings, let alone security issues.
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Re: Skybridges Downtown

Postby mrsticka » Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:09 am

I would never suggest a skybridge to the capitol or city hall.

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Re: Skybridges Downtown

Postby Athomsfere » Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:48 pm

mrsticka wrote:I would never suggest a skybridge to the capitol or city hall.


I would, just like in the Jetsons!


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