The S-curves announces the arrival of a walkable town, an enclosure away from the highway. It says “slow down, get into single-file, you are now off the rush-way, entering the inner sanctum of a heralded scenic valley. Wither your worries. Wind down a notch. Note the 19th century history. Here come restful views of white or green.” Ask how soon may I leave my seat and savor the area on my feet.
The S-curves marks the watershed between the highway and walkable by-ways, between hurried motion and moderate pace. A wind around road is more creative than an off ramp. It announces change, a gentle landing on the oncoming town and on scenic beauty. No signs necessary.
I salute the city’s administrative stance that in effect guards this suitable transition — this pause which preserves the walkability of a town, of Main Street from end to end. A cherished asset.
Cheryl L. Tennille