“Syracuse Pedestrian Routes” is an urban infrastructural intervention that commemorates the invisible journeys of Syracuse residents while providing new ways to experience the city and the Near West Side neighborhood.
The twelve current routes are the result of more than months of research conducted in and around the Near West Side. Project researchers conducted random surveys of city sidewalk flow, observations of rush-hour foot traffic, and dozens of interviews of Syracuse's pedestrian commuters.
These routes are not only the most heavily traveled, they are also the most expedient routes for connecting walkers with their most common and distant destinations. Although some routes are more heavily traveled than others, they remain necessary to connect the Near West Side all major neighborhoods of the city.
Not only do these lines commemorate the invisible daily journeys of hundreds of Syracuse's citizens, they also serve as a guide to future pedestrians whom have yet to discover the variety and beauty of the city's street scape.