Comment 13443

By tim jacobs (registered) | Posted October 26, 2007 at 14:43:39

Here's a little tidbit from the Calgary Herald on Edmonton's successful switch to two-way streets:

"One-way streets: Edmonton changed all its downtown one-ways back to two-way several years ago. The result is sanity – no driving 10 blocks and making four turns to cover two blocks." Don Braid, "Sleepy Edmonton's makeover just might deserve imitating," Calgary Herald, Aug. 1, 2004.

I got into an email exchange with Brian McHattie last June over the issue, and he told me that City Hall is doing a "five year review of the Downtown Transportation Plan," so we shouldn't exactly sit on the edge of our seats with anticipation.

Nevertheless, it's high time we lobbied for this change, of course, so that council implements stuff faster. The LRT, two-way streets, and a new downtown stadium for the Tiger Cats are major priorities for downtown renewal.

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