By Ryan McGreal
Published December 09, 2010
Today's Spectator has an article on the City's decision to drop two-way traffic conversions from its LRT plan.
The plan had been to run LRT vehicles in both directions down the centre of most of the 16-kilometre route, surrounded by car and truck traffic moving in each direction on either side. Downtown, it would have left the narrow stretch from Wellington to Mary with no room for two-way traffic and the plan was to close King to traffic through that stretch.
The change represents a major shift for the city's LRT plan and some transit advocates think it's a step backwards.
It's nice to see this issue getting wider coverage. While keeping King Street one-way makes sense through the core, the broader decision to leave Main and Cannon as one-way streets seriously undermines the transformative objective of LRT.
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