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PLAN RAISES QUESTIONS
The recent suggested change of traffic flow on Main Street raises several questions in my mind. When Main Street was first laid out, the road was designed to be wide enough so that a team of eight oxen could turn around. It proved to be a very good idea. Now we are thinking of making Main Street narrower.
Has any accurate measurement of traffic flow on Main Street been made recently? If so, is there a calculation of what doubling the traffic on one lane would actually be, particularly during business hours? If turn lanes are eliminated, has a calculation been made of the slowdown of traffic flow this would cause?
Can you show examples of communities where this type of parking is allowed on a heavily-traveled street? How did it work for them? Did accidents increase where this parking design was used?
Where will the snow go? Remember the heavy snow winters and the big piles of snow on Main Street. Will snow removal be hampered by the new design? Certainly, it will not be easy for snowplows to navigate and effectively clear the redesigned street.
How will changing the flags along Main Street ... More Letters for this date...
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