Comment 114077

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted October 06, 2015 at 15:23:37

When my son was two years old, he stayed with a sitter on Garth st. She was a wonderful ECE, but she wouldn't take her gaggle of kids to the park or anywhere. Why? Because it would be irresponsibly dangerous to walk 5 kids along Garth Street. This is not a commercial or industrial road, people live there, just like Aberdeen, and it is grossly irresponsible to use these roads as somebody else's highway.

Many cities have arterial roads that are 1 lane in each direction. That would be perfectly appropriate here. I'm a cyclist so I love bike lanes, but for this case I'm not actually fussy about what approach would be taken. I really don't care if the solution would be a permanent parking lane or a bi-directional cycle track or shoulder-style bike lanes or whatever. Let city staff pick whatever fits the best for the neighborhood.

But fix this crap. Aberdeen does not need 4 live lanes. Garth does not either. Both of these encourage dangerously fast traffic a hair's-breadth away from families walking with young children.

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