The finest, most expensive road in UA is not a road at all -- it is the promenade.

To the Editor:

The finest, most expensive road in UA is not a road at all -- it is the promenade.

I am referring, of course, to the grossly overproportioned walkway which bisects the Tremont parking lot. It used to be a perfectly placed entrance to the lot, which may explain the many drivers who venture down it.

The promenade, with grass, consumes 21,000 square feet of prime space, forcing sardine parking in the rest of the lot. Meanwhile, the 600-foot speed-bump walk from Tremont school to the library is fine for pedestrians when the lot is empty, but it is an accident waiting to happen when the lot is full and drivers' sight lines are obstructed.

Let's revise the lot until residents are happy and safe in it and nix the coming new (terrible) library entrance. Let's put in a nice pool, keep all the nice trees and forego the unneeded million-dollar playground.

We don't need extravagances, we just need parking lots and parks that work. If the city insists on squandering more capital for demonstrably worse and unwanted facilities, we should place the recall in motion and let the voters speak.

Todd Jaquith

Upper Arlington