Move Ring Road to create a buffer
On my occasional trips down the Scajaquada Expressway, I have often wondered why Ring Road in Delaware Park parallels the expressway so closely at the west end of the park. Barriers have now been placed between the roadways after a car veered off the Scajaquada and tragically killed a child. But is it possible to move Ring Road in toward the park by 30 feet to create a better feeling of security?
Space within the park would not be reduced but rearranged. Planting a variety of small and medium sized trees where the road sat would enhance the beauty of the already gorgeous park. The view from Ring Road would surely be improved. Perhaps a small water fountain and benches could be placed among the trees and dedicated to the deceased child.