Comment 111024

By John Neary (registered) | Posted April 23, 2015 at 11:10:48 in reply to Comment 110998

A couple of comments:

  1. Catharine currently has one-sided parking only, and I've never heard anyone in Beasley complain that this is inadequate.
  2. Catharine in the North End supports two-way traffic and bilateral curbside parking in the same road width, and no one in the North End is asking for this to change.
  3. If one-sided parking is enough, then the street is wide enough for wider sidewalks, one-sided parking, and two-way traffic. (An example would be the proposed Wilson-Kelly cross-section of Mary St. here
  4. If two-sided parking is required, then the street could still support two-way traffic (or one-way car traffic with a contraflow bike lane) with bumpouts at intersections. King St. in the International Village (if you reverse one of the lanes) is a great example of two drive lanes plus two parking lanes with intersection bumpouts. A lot of the sidewalk problems could be fixed by improving the design of curb cuts, as brilliantly described here.

Two-way bicycle traffic vs. curbside parking is a false choice.

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