Comment 92452

By SpaceMonkey (registered) | Posted September 22, 2013 at 10:23:26

one-way streets are good at carrying traffic at high speed

This can be true, but is not always true. For example, if lights are synchronized to encourage a traffic flow of 50 km/h, then one way streets are good at carrying traffic at the speed limit. Hopefully people give thought to what is written in the article rather than accepting it as truth.

Here is another example of misleading/inaccuracy in the article.

Individual cars would not be able to race at 60 or 70 km/h through the city (if one ways were turned into two ways)

Cars are already unable to race at 60 or 70 km/h through the city BECAUSE of one way streets. As is mentioned in the article, cars travel in clumps. This is because any car which is going 60 km/h or faster catches up to the clump and can not go faster. Yes, a car can go 60 or 70 for a couple of blocks, just like they can on a two way street, but they can NOT race through the city at that speed.

On the other hand, with a two way street, it is possible to race through a city at 70 km/h. This is possible because there is a chance that they could catch all the green lights at this speed. I've witnessed this first hand and posted a video on this website to prove it. The traffic flow speed is SLOWER on Main and on Cannon than it is on Barton through the city. Those are the facts.

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