As you may have noticed, pressure is growing on the city to convert the speedy thoroughfares in our downtown into streets that are more pedestrian friendly.
Many community members have been actively trying to get the city to convert the one-way streets to two-way. Two-way streets reduce high speed traffic, create an environment that is calmer and friendlier for foot traffic and are ultimately great for business. The conversion of James and John St. has certainly been a great success.
The DNA applauds the efforts of local community members taking this issue on. Here are a few recent actions:
- Jon Dalton, has prepared a Ward 2 letter, which Durand has signed, outlining the need for two-way streets.
- Terry Cooke has written an excellent editorial in the Spec about this issue has well.
- On June 12th, community members, Kelly Foyle and Simon Kiss, will be presenting at the Ward 2 Neighbourhood Association meeting. They will be discussing the Downtown Transportation Master Plan and how well the city is doing at achieving its goals.