Pedestrians on Lincoln Place have more room these days thanks to tree grates that create more walking space.
Madison's Downtown Development Commission installed the nine tree grates to improve the flow of pedestrians and stabilize the trees, the borough announced in a news release.
DDC members Craig Erezuma and Brad Cramer initiated the plan more than a year ago, and volunteered their time to complete the project, the news release said.
Cramer said they dug up weeds and cleaned up garbage in the process.
“It’s also been a beautification project,” he said.
Erezuma said the DDC's work is "a gift to the town."
Councilman Bob Landrigan said the Lincoln Place tree grates are a great example of the DDC’s commitment to improving Madison's downtown, and noted the project was entirely paid for with funds raised through DDC fundraisers, including Bottle Hill Day.