Comment 54252

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted January 02, 2011 at 11:38:11

I really don't know where you're seeing higher speeds on Barton than on Main, but I'd like to hear. I live right by barton and the suggestion that the traffic on it is worse than Main (which I've also lived by) is laughable. A good chunk of the time I pass cars on my bike. There are many two way urban highways in our town as well - look at Main St West or Upper James. They're as fast, unsafe and hard to cross as Main or Cannon downtown.

Spending hundreds of millions of dollars of dollars on roadwork does not reduce demands on roads. Much like cocaine, spending more today only creates a requirement to spend more tomorrow. It directly subsidizes unsafe and unwise land use decisions, and creates a situation where people who would not otherwise have to drive now do. This will not change until we stop building highways through cities and cities around highways.

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