gfenn11 wrote: ↑Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:59 pmI understand the frustration on Gillham as well. While walking to work (CMH) I have to take the sidewalk behind the Sheraton that is usually ripe with homeless by the emergency exits of the hotel. If I wanted to walk up the sidewalk that goes by the memorial park, I have to walk in the street up by the hospital since they have closed the sidewalks for construction. It's very frustrating either way.moderne wrote:The tangled mat of roots and vegetation knitted the surface of the hillside together. Wish they would have taken the Roanoke Park approach and just worked on taking out the invasive honeysuckle. I am unclear how this project will channel away the water that percolates down and out where it hits the limestone. Even without the threat of falling rock slimy wet sidewalks in summer and icy walks in winter are a big problem. This is the only north south sidewalk other than Grand in the area. Broadway sidewalk through PV Park is hazardous crossing freeway ramps and Gillham unbelievably has no sidewalks between Children's Mercy and the Sheraton.
Yesterday, when I found those image--in the links above, I also came across this approach found in Halderstein, Switzerland--and nearby.
These are very natural-looking methods of creating a retaining wall, and using vegetation to make it more attractive and absorb some of the runoff.