Catwalk Connect is an upcoming project by Yellowbrick Street Team exploring the relationship between intracity freeways and the quality of life in inner-city neighborhoods, and what that relationship means for Wichita's transportation system as a whole.
The project consists of four major elements:
- Engagement with residents adjacent to Kellogg and I-135 to understand their relationship with the freeways dividing their neighborhoods.
- Staging community dinners on the catwalks over Kellogg and I-135, bringing together 25 residents from each side to connect over the highways that divide them.
- Packaging the community engagement and dinners into a feature-length documentary - part telling the stories of the residents and part educating on the origins and impact of urban freeways.
- Crafting a vision for the future of inner-city freeways in Wichita, including a reimagining of the Canal Route as a surface-level, mixed-use, multi-modal boulevard that takes advantage of natural assets while connecting and strengthening adjacent neighborhoods.
It all started when...
History of the development of each neighborhood