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posted: 8/13/2013 6:00 PM

Signage overkill at Lake Arlington

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In response to the recent and most regrettable tragedy at Lake Arlington, the park district's new policy to have riders and walkers travel in opposite direction is a simple, sound, workable plan.

But the signage to implement this program has created an optical eyesore that insults the walker's eye every minute and a half. There are 97 signs painted in red, white and blue on what had been a beautiful tranquil walkway, not to mention the absurdly excessive, white jail house stripes on every corner.

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It looks like a sports arena parking lot covered with park district graffiti. To picture this, look down your street and imagine a multicolored, 10- to 14-foot paint job on the sidewalk of every third house.

To the park district: I understand what you tried to accomplish ... but you have simply way overshot what was necessary and exhibited a complete lack of taste, balance and appreciation for the reasons that people want to walk beautiful Lake Arlington.

Lastly, we don't need a second asphalt race track around the lake, either. Thanks.

Robert Griffith

Arlington Heights

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