Comment 65311

By Jonathan Dalton (registered) | Posted June 28, 2011 at 23:24:44

I live near the recently converted York / Wilson now and have had the chance to experience it more regularly. It is a small improvement from a navigability point of view, but as an improvement to the look and feel, perception of safety and walkability, it sucks. Traffic calming is (intentionally) minimal, and the turning lanes make it look like a suburban road.

The way they're treating York and Wilson, and essentially the way they treated James and John South, seems like a good argument against advocacy for two way conversion - if this is what we get, why bother? I'm sick of arguing with people over one way / two way who essentially want the same thing (safe streets), but they can't get past these terrible examples.

Maybe we should start the debate by asking for safe, pedestrian friendly streets. Asking for two ways is almost like giving them an easy way out.

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