Thursday, July 28, 2011
Two Way All The Way
The State Journal today reports that the city is considering (again) whether Johnson and Gorham on the isthmus should be changed from one way streets to normal two way streets. I strongly think they should be changed to two way streets as should almost every one way in Madison including University through campus. These one way streets through neighborhoods are not friendly for residents, bikes, homes, stores or walkers. They become little highways where people drive too fast. They are not normal streets in normal neighborhoods. The article also mentions the issue of rush hour parking restrictions. I agree with the point by Teena Browder that if you did that, it would be bad for parking but also it would create much of the problem that the 2 way switch would try to fix. That would hurt the businesses and make the street more dangerous for cars, bikes and people during those times. I used to live on Regent where they did this and it was a scary nightmare. Normal Streets Rock!