Comment 52814

By realfreeenterpriser (registered) | Posted December 08, 2010 at 10:34:07

"Why is it more appropriate for an entire downtown population to suffer for the convenience of the drivers, shipping companies and factories who want to cut through it?"

I think you're making my point. It isn't. But municipalities/government/the economy are rarely run based on what's appropriate or fair or just or equitable, etcetera. That's why we pay taxes to recycle pop cans instead of pop companies paying to refill pop bottles and why we pay to pick up garbage consisting of excess packaging for which manufacturers bear no responsibility.

I'm just saying, given this reality, we can hold out for what's "appropriate" or we can give "through traffic", however one defines it, a better route that would be "below grade" and disturb virtually no one and get our two-way streets back with slower speeds and better access to downtown.

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