Comment 99419

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted March 29, 2014 at 23:01:36 in reply to Comment 99391

At the Kirkendall traffic plan PIC a few years ago I specifically asked one of the engineers why there was no two-way alternative presented for Queen. Amazingly, he told me that it would be impossible 'because the east-west roads are offset'.

Treating Bay and Queen as an offset pair is a sign of something pathological. This "paired streets" mentality is an obsession that is orphaned from its original purpose - there are no significant destinations that you arrive at using Bay and return from using Queen. The streets are completely unrelated. Queen connects Cannon traffic to Main (completing the Westbound high-speed truck route corridor) and takes traffic up to Beckett Drive. Bay does none of these things. The only thing Bay does is quickly eject people from City Hall onto York Boulevard and out of the city.

And if the problem with converting Herkimer and Charlton is that they're an offset pair, well the solution there is pretty blindingly obvious: convert them both. Boom, you've maintained your obsessive balance.

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