Comment 76578

By SpaceMonkey (registered) | Posted May 07, 2012 at 22:29:14

Adrian,

Here is some additional information you may want to include in your article regarding the safety issue.

from http://www.debunkingportland.com/oneways...

"Studies were conducted from the 1930's to the 1970's of "before" and "after" conditions as cities switched from two-way to one-way streets. Almost universally they found that one-way streets had 10-20% lower accident rates than when previously two-way. Most significantly, pedestrian accidents plummeted by 30-60% (Pages A-126; A-162, Source 1; Pages 7-2 to 7-8, Source 2; Source 3; Page 28, Source 4; and Chapter 10, Source 5). As one traffic safety expert noted: "Conversion from two-way to one-way street systems has consistently been found to reduce pedestrian accidents" (Source 6)".

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