Comment 88564

By -Hammer- (registered) | Posted May 09, 2013 at 18:54:49 in reply to Comment 88523

Very well then. I will instead reference successful cities who have major highways/throughfairs through or close to the core of their cities with fast moving traffic and typically cut through the city to reach a highway on the other side, similar in configuration to Main/King and our own Redhill/Linc.

In most cases (although not all) we are looking at least six lanes, almost always divided into three lanes for each type of traffic, with speed limits far higher then King/Main and mostly unsignalized. Now fairly some are on raised parkways with no pedestrian access, but that's not exactly possible given our city's finances.

Now given we can't expand King or Main to six lanes, and a raised parkway is well beyond the city budget, I don't feel a comparison of the close, one way King & Main to these streets is unreasonable, espcially when both ends link continously to Hwy 8.

Portland - Hwy 5 & Hwy 405 (which actualy produce a loop in the core of the city and are fed by the additional Hwy 84 & Hwy 26) & Hwy 205

Seattle - Hwy 5, Hwy 90 and the Alaskan Way Viaduct/Aurora Rd, Hwy 405

Toronto - Don Valley, Gardiner Expr and Hwy 401

San Fransico - Dwight D Eisenhower, The El Camino Real

New York - FDR Drive, Van Wyck, Grand Central, Jackie Robinson, Long Island, Hwy 278 and the list goes on, it's New York, they have every kind of street imaginable.

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