Carl Baehr
City Streets

The History of Kilbourn Avenue

Formerly Biddle and Cedar Streets, it was renamed and widened into grand civic lane.

By - Aug 24th, 2015 02:40 pm
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Formerly Biddle and Cedar Streets, it was renamed and widened into grand civic lane. Back to the full article.

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2 thoughts on “City Streets: The History of Kilbourn Avenue”

  1. Pam Garvey says:

    Could you do a history of Wisconsin Avenue next. It would be really interesting and helpful. Thanks!

  2. Todd E says:

    In the future, Kilbourn Avenue ideally would serve as a parkway and pedestrian/bicycle connector. Imagine a green parkspace linking the courthouse, the riverfront, Cathedral Park, and Juneau Park…

    East of the river, motorized vehicles could be shifted underground for 3-4 blocks. Ground level Kilbourn Avenue becomes Kilbourn Park, a wide greenspace connecting Juneau and Cathedral Parks. Underground, cars pass through with extra parking space and possibly gathering space as well. Between underground and on-ground, the area could host year-round food trucks or other pop-up retail.

    The design of the Michigan Ave/Lincoln Memorial Drive/Couture bridgeway could inform the design of a new bike and pedestrian pathway leading from Lincoln Memorial Drive up to Juneau Park.

    West of the river the sprawl of concrete could be greened up some, although it would make more sense to push bike and pedestrian traffic northwest through the new arena development.

    If I had $200 million sitting around, I would donate it to the city to make this happen.

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