as would be expected the traffic is the main problem. the only way to deal with this efficiently is to create one way traffic (two lanes) in a circular fashion or creating a semi-circle to get people where they need to go. ideally the traffic would turn right to enter the encircling roadway. so people traveling west on 50th would turn right onto france headed north. they would turn left at 49 1/2 street and turn right onto 50th. this keeps traffic away from the 2 crosswalks on 50th. the 50th people coming east would turn right past lunds with two lanes headed south. they would take a left on france again with two lanes. this leaves the area of 50th between Damicos and the corner of 50th (Halifax) and France which would be a nice walkway.
or better yet is to create more of a circle by emminent domain taking the two homes on the west side of Ewing and continue with a new street up north on Ewing going slightly northeast towards AgraCulture and thus 50th. this would create a walkway on france between 51st street and 50th, again another nice walkway opens up on a now busy stretch of road. this would be two lane as well with people thus going east on 50th bypassing the busy part of 50th between Halifax and france.
also could use emminent domain to continue up Ewing north of 50th curving west just past Caribou coffee to meet up with 49 1/2 street.
i have thought about this a lot and think that this circuitous route of a oneway with two lanes of traffic would increase flow and still provide for a nice walkway. it would also keep the new parking available to people headed one way on 49th 1/2 street.
thus this "circular route" goes counter-clockwise to give people a bypass of a busy part of 50th that slows down traffic tremendously. thank you for your consideration