Now updated with our letter to Transportation Committee
Elgin street today (via Google Maps). With all the pavement, it's hard to tell, but this is May. Note the overhead wires, that the street parking is under capacity, that a truck is blocking the fire hydrant, and that there isn't any bike parking to be seen, so there's a bike locked to one of the many information signposts cluttering the street. On the rebuilt-Elgin, the truck would be parked on pavers, and maybe some of the no-parking signs won't be needed, since parking will always be allowed where space is present.
Sometimes, opportunity presents itself. For the first time in over 100 years, there was an opportunity to completely re-imagine Elgin street.