Comment 70813

By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted October 24, 2011 at 10:11:56 in reply to Comment 70810

Thank you for taking an interest.

If Main St E were to be converted to two-way, how would street parking work?

It's got five lanes, so there's room for a lane each way, curbside parking on both sides, and either a centre turn lane or bike lanes (naturally I'd prefer the latter).

One option is to put the curbside parking between the automobile lanes and the bike lanes as a physical buffer.

If we get the LRT on Main AND the two-way traffic, would LRT have a dedicated lane that does not affect traffic (one way?), or would it be the same scenario as the streetcars on Queen/King in Toronto that take both inner lanes going East/West?

Actually, the city's plan is to put LRT on King Street, not Main, but the plan is definitely to put the tracks on dedicated lanes so the trams don't get stuck in traffic. They will also get signal priority at intersections so they always get a green light.

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