Comment 80863

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted September 12, 2012 at 09:32:57

anything with three active lanes in a single direction is a highway. Look at Main Street in Westdale. The difference is that Main Steet generally sports wide sidewalks and grassy boulevards to keep traffic away from pedestrians, and most of the things along Main are plazas and the hospital and the university... not a streetwall or homes. But still, it's obviously a highway.

The reverse is also true. King is 1-way with synchronized lights through the International Village, but that's not a highway. It's only two traveling lanes. And besides that, even if it was the parking bump-outs and wide sidewalks keep the traffic away from pedestrians.

So yeah, if the city finds a place where they want to cut a street down to two lanes and keep it one-way? Well, that still screws up wayfinding, but at least you won't see freakishly fast traffic right next to pedestrians anymore. Otherwise? Two way. Highways should not exist in the middle of the city, especially with nothing separating them from pedestrians.

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