TALKING FAIR HAVEN, AND WALKING IT, TOO
Fair Haven embarks on round two of its public brainstorming effort over how best to utilize its public spaces along River Road tomorrow night.
A workshop, to be led by Cynthia Nitikin, vice president of the nonprofit New York-based consultants Project for Public Spaces, will begin at 6p.
“We’re looking for a positive attitude and some great ideas,” Nitikin tells the Asbury Park Press (which uses a different spelling of her name from the one that appears on the Project for Public Spaces website). “People should bring elements of qualities of towns they’ve been to and how they (would) like to see (them) brought to bear in Fair Haven.”
Walking shoes and bikes might also come in handy.
From the Press article:
Wednesday’s session will focus on River Road and how to enhance it, destinations on it, the qualities people like and how to tie it to the rest of the borough, so it is not thought of as a barrier, Nitikan said.
There also will be some “field trips” on foot and for those that bring them, by bicycle, she said. In addition to visiting some of the sites that will be discussed in the workshop, it also will give people an idea of how close things are, Nitikan said.
“This is a walking tour, we’ll be around Fair Haven and River Road, Memorial Park and look at the blocks around the Acme shopping center,” she said. “We want to give people an idea of how close it is. We want them to bike more and walk more.”
The idea is to get people out of driving someplace in the borough, parking and then driving two blocks to another destination, she said.
The event is scheduled for 6p at the Youth Center on Fisk Street. Before the meeting, at 5:30p, pizza will be served.