Comment 80584

By AnjoMan (registered) | Posted September 06, 2012 at 08:30:23 in reply to Comment 80498

Our streets are already designed to appease through-drivers, and they suck for every other use. This is why two-way conversion makes sense - it is still usable by through-drivers but this use is balanced fairly with the needs of drivers who are going to local destinations.

If we just change to two way streets, we only solve the problem for drivers (as you said, Main St. becomes Upper James), which is why we also need to implement other complete street strategies such as bike lanes, street parking, and traffic calming features like low overhead trees.

You need to remember that we are not trying to find ways to screw through-traffic more - the streets are already optimized to work only for them, and it doesn't work.

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