In response to the recent and most regrettable tragedy at Lake Arlington, the park districtís 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 walkerís 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.
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 donít need a second asphalt race track around the lake, either. Thanks.
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