In June I posted that Pine Island and Goodhue County were going to install temporary (paint and planters) bumpouts on Main Street to slow traffic and improve pedestrian safety. They're in! See the pictures below. They just got the plants in the planters and need to remove the barrels, but they're almost done.
Abraham Algadi, the city administrator, tells me the bumpouts are functioning as expected. Like most traffic calming devices, those motorists who want to go fast don't care for them. Time will tell if the bumpouts become a permanent fixture of Main Street. That's the beauty of the paint/planter approach – it gives the city time to evaluate them.
Thanks to Steve and Abraham from the city for getting me the following pictures!