Complete Streets: A Good Idea with a Bad Unintended Consequence   Leave a comment

This is back on the the table here in Fairbanks, so I thought I’d reblog it.

aurorawatcherak

I found this article on line.

http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/2014/03/03/the-last-frontier-complete-streets-in-alaska/

There’s a bittersweetness to this. I walk and ride my bike a lot. I would like to accomplish those activities without giving my life into the hands of idiot drivers. On the other hand ….

As a driver, I want to get where I need to go. I don’t want to be slowed by any consideration other than safety and my fellow drivers. Once I get in the vicinity of where I am going, I will often walk between stores, but I don’t want to be slowed in getting to the vicinity. 

“This spring, Fairbanks will start reconfiguring downtown streets to improve conditions for people traveling on foot and bicycle. Wider sidewalks, new bike lanes and narrowed arterials will calm traffic and make travel safer for everyone using the road.”

Living in Fairbanks and being aware of the plans that are being touted…

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Posted April 12, 2017 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

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