Comment 25945

By ventrems (registered) | Posted July 15, 2008 at 17:10:49

if we accept that the current status quo has to be changed, the argument supporting two-way conversions instead of calmed one-ways is simple:

to calm the one-ways, lane reductions to three or less would likely be required. also, other measures such as speed bumps & widened sidewalks have been proposed. this would markedly reduce traffic flow.

however, contrary to what some believe a two-way solution is actually better for traffic flow overall, while still calming individual streets. consider main & king streets. if we convert both to two-way streets with two lanes of traffic in each direction, we'll provide a total of four lanes east and four lanes west.

if we frame the argument in this way, both drivers and pedestrians can support it.

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