Comment 28754

By rusty (registered) - website | Posted February 17, 2009 at 14:04:46

I can't believe the City has targets for car throughput as part of the Downtown Plan! (BTW is this the same plan that states that all streets should be converted to two-way by 2008...? Why didn't they try and implement THAT target?)

I can understand car throughput targets for highways, but not residential streets. What would my kids make of it if they had to skip on the sidewalk outside our house beside reams and reams of speeding traffic?

There seems to be a fundamental confusion as to what purpose the downtown streets serve. These streets service residential and shopping areas - they are not highways. Traffic should be managed to accomodate the primary users of the street - residents and shoppers. Speeding traffic should head for the highways. What's so difficult about that?

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