Comment 19268

By OLDCOOTE (registered) | Posted February 25, 2008 at 10:59:33

This is not a battle of absolutes.

Conversion to two-way traffic will not result in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

I walked down King Street this morning, from Westdale to James Street. I was astonished at two things:

  1. The speed of the traffic. Cars were easily traveling 80 km/h.
  2. The proximity of traffic to the sidewalk. This can be a terrifying experience for pedestrians and bicyclists.

If two-way conversion results in slower, safer traffic in what is supposed to be a mixed use neighbourhood, it's a no-brainer. Save the highway mentality for the highways.

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