Comment 92404

By JustinJones (registered) - website | Posted September 20, 2013 at 22:10:46

@Stinson Resident - can you please, please name me ONE world class city where you drive THROUGH the downtown rather than drive TO it? Because I can't.

More importantly, when we talk about switching these streets to 2-way, when you look at the traffic counts, we're not talking about grinding traffic to a halt. We're talking about reducing incidences of speeding and utilizing our public resources (our roads) in a better way to serve more people and create a more liveable city. Switching Main and King back to 2-way is NOT going to cause "gridlock". It might make it so that travel times across the city go from 20 minutes to 22-25, but the gains to be made in liveability, walkability and bikeability are massive. It's about making better use of the space we have, ensuring that the roads work to build a city, not divide it, and to move people around at a pace that makes sense for an urban core.

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