Comment 112251

By StephenBarath (registered) | Posted June 15, 2015 at 12:17:37

If Marion is experiencing issues with rat-running (I can believe it), it seems to me that the right thing to do is to make Marion less useful for rat-runners with traffic calming. Maybe introduce a restriction on turns from Marion to Longwood at certain hours. The same could be done for right turns at Longwood and Main if the smaller volume of southbound traffic turning right onto Main is holding up the larger volume of northbound traffic wanting to turn- then that traffic would effectively be diverted to Paradise, when necessary. I don't think these kinds of restrictions should be used willy-nilly, but it's less complicated than making Longwood switch from two-way to one-way back to two-way again.

The report didn't really say what should be done with the Longwood and Main intersection, though it said that the issue of the road is "secondary" to the issue of the intersection. If Longwood north of Main were made one-way to allow drivers turning left onto Main the absolute minimum encumberance, I'm guessing that the west side of the intersection would still be closed to people on foot.

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