Comment 27833

By jason (registered) | Posted December 05, 2008 at 19:17:05

if you want to reduce pollution, the answer is less cars. People will use their cars less when walking/cycling/transit are viable options to get around. Increasing vehicle times will result in more cars which equals more pollution.

Also, you answered your own question in the previous post - divert traffic to Wellington. It baffles my mind why people sit in traffic on James to head up to West 5th or Up. Wellington when a 6 lane freeway called the Claremont Access sits virtually empty 24 hours a day and also comes up to West 5th and Upper James (one street west of Up. Wellington). People need to be educated on a more 'car-friendly' route in and out of downtown instead of us sacrificing the quality of life and business on our major downtown retail/commercial streets for people who simply want to use downtown as their own personal SOV freeway.

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