Comment 105333

By fmurray (registered) | Posted October 10, 2014 at 23:07:52 in reply to Comment 103301

I agree with you on this, Pxtl. I'm not the most confident cyclist and make it a policy not to EVER ride on Main Street at all. But I'm fairly comfortable riding on Charlton and Herkimer (besides the risk of "dooring"). I think two-way conversion would be a better over-all solution in this neighbourhood than bike lanes in the interest of traffic-calming.

Charlton & Herkimer are magnets for cut-through drivers and the speeds are excessive along these roads. Along Charlton in the morning and along Herkimer in the evening.

And then there are the out-of-towners who don't see the sense of these being one-way streets either. Recently I was riding east on Herkimer approaching Locke when I noticed a car approaching ME from the other side of the intersection driving westbound on Herkimer. Oh dear, I said. The driver realized his/her error and did a u-turn and drove east on Herkimer to Kent. This is not an unusual situation, except this wasn't the Labour Day weekend at student move-in time. These streets are far too wide to justify a continuation of one-way flow. Along with Queen, Herkimer and Charlton should be converted to two-way.

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