This photo shows how planters could be used in place of curb extenders in providing safety for pedestrians crossing a downtown street. Hotchkiss public works director Mike Owens prefers this idea over having permanent curb extenders. The planters could be moved in the winter to allow for snow plowing.
After first suggesting curb extenders to improve safety for pedestrians crossing Bridge Street, the Town of Hotchkiss and the Downtown Improvement Committee are considering an alternative plan.
Mike Owens, public works director, suggested the town and committee consider planters as used in Crested Butte.