Comment 113417

By mdrejhon (registered) - website | Posted August 14, 2015 at 11:22:46 in reply to Comment 113408

Take a look at my opinion piece published in The Spectator.

We need a construction detour during LRT. What better construction detour, than to do Main 2-way? We finally force a first step. Perhaps it'll be a 5-lane 2-way street, with overhead electronic arrows so we can have 3 lanes towards 403 (faster driving than through International Village).

As you can see, this sort of works to everyone's advantage as this is a trojan horse that my Mountain friends can accept for now for further moves towards people-friendliness. The lanes are very narrow for 5 lanes, and a needed wider center yellow painted line may eventually force to 4 lanes due to safety reasons. This frees up a little space for either wider sidewalks or cycle lanes. Incrementally, gradually, over time, even if it's 5-10 years after LRT (15-20 years from now).

Practically, that's really nearly one generation from now, and the kids don't have as much total interest in cars as our generation does. It's not like the 50s-70s of rollerskate waitresses, Chevy '57 romance, and teens receiving a car as a gift at age 16 as often anymore. The LRT will already be running, and people will be more used to it by then. The mountain got RHVP/LINC, maybe expanded to 6 lanes by then, and Lower City gets their LRT. Cars would no longer be king on King Street (or Main for that matter) in this era.

See where I'm getting at?

Comment edited by mdrejhon on 2015-08-14 11:37:03

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