Surely there must be some low-cost options to 'share' the excess space on Main Street and make it more accessible to everyone.
By Bob Berberick
Published July 30, 2014
Here is a photograph looking east from Main Street East and Victoria Avenue, taken at 3:45 PM on Tuesday, July 29.
Looking east from Main Street East and Victoria Avenue
I would like to draw your attention to the construction on Main Street between East Avenue and Emerald Avenue where two (2) middle lanes were closed to traffic.
The following video clearly shows that there was no impact on the traffic flow. It also shows a number of cyclists, pedestrians, and a lady with her young family on the sidewalk perilously close to the traffic.
Clearly, five lanes are a luxury, not a necessity.
Council over the past few years has recognized and made positive changes to the city's transportation culture. I applaud that but there is still much work to do to make this space safe and efficient for everyone.
I ask that Council please do something about the horrible conditions on Main Street, a street that is currently friendly only to motorists.
I suggest spending just 15 minutes any day on Main Street to watch the pedestrian and cycling traffic. There is a lot of it in spite of these inhospitable, even dangerous, conditions.