Comment 26228

By Campbell (anonymous) | Posted August 05, 2008 at 19:42:18

Adam1:

I like all the features you listed for Ottawa's one-way streets, except for one. If they are not synchronized, what's the point of one-way? May aswell have two-way. That's why I'm arguing (if they stay one-way) for synchronization at a radically reduced speed.

40 km/h synchronization would be good for cars, bicycles, and pedestrians. Cyclists have the option of riding at a comfortable pace of 20 km/h or (if they're fit) 40 km/h, making all the lights.

However, I don't know what implications (if any) light synchronization have for streetcars, given that they have to stop periodically.

But either way, a transformation of King and Main into more people-freindly streetscapes would require some financial cost from the city. But Terry Whitehead opposes one-way conversion on the grounds that it would cost money. Does he oppose ANY reform of land-use on this corridor?

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