Comment 112383

By Matt (anonymous) | Posted June 22, 2015 at 02:43:16

While I agree that a remake of King and Main 403 overpasses to allow for 2 way traffic is the best solution, I am proposing a less expensive solution as follows:
-Convert Main and King to 2 way with bike lanes east of Dundurn (an LRT lane would run down the centre of King although with 2 way conversion I personally think Main is the better spot for LRT due to the bottlenecks in Westdale and International village on King)
-Convert Dundurn at King heading north to 1 left turn lane, 1 through lane/right turn lane with the bike lanes for left turning and through lane/right turn
-Where Main meets Dundurn heading east after the overpass reduce to 1 left turning lane, 2 through lanes (to match up with the beginning of a two way Main St east of Dundurn), 1 right turning lane and 1 right sided bike lane with a bike box for left turning bikes onto Dundurn (this set up would act similar to the Garth/Fennel/Scenic configuration with the addition of bike lanes)
-Convert Main and King to 2 way with bike lanes between Paradise and Macklin
-Reduce Main to 2 one way lanes between Macklin and the overpass with a bike lane and dedicated pedestrian walkway
-Convert Paradise to 2 way with bike lanes between King and Main
-Reduce King to 2 one way lanes between the overpass and Macklin with a bike lane and dedicated pedestrian walkway

This would leave the on-ramps on King and off-ramps on Main alone while solving the problems of pedestrian and cyclist safety and speeding due to having 5 lanes traveling one way with timed lights as well as having incomplete streets.

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