Under pressure from various stakeholders, including business owners, the city is struggling with questions as to the benefits and perils of one way streets. While one way streets provide for effieciencies in travel time, the highway-like conditions they often times create, not only is said to pose a danger to people, but is also a deterrent to business. The latter argument being that if people weren't able to travel quickly by businesses, they might take time to notice them or frequent them. Add to that, the sound , rumble and pollution of large trucks rumbling down these roads, as another point of concern.
Clr. McHattie is expected to introduce a motion that will see consultation occur with stakeholders to talk about the possible conversion of one way to two way streets in the core. (see Spec coverage here or purchase the print version)
The city is also considering a one way to two way conversion implementation team.
Do you believable that one way streets are dated and ought to be converted to two way streets- if so, where? Or do you think there should be no two ways about it?