We spent millions on national consultants to produce a transit plan the mayor wanted to veto. The proposed transit hubs and narrowing of 2nd ST. will cause a huge increase in traffic routed back through Ward 2 via “connector” roads. The “back-flow” of traffic into Ward 2 neighborhoods is a recipe for unsafe residential streets.
Ward 2 is already experiencing too much “road diet”, which is the narrowing of main arteries with center turning lanes and bike lanes. 2nd ST is about to experience narrowing for some sort of rapid transit line. Most people don’t want bike and center turning lanes. The expense is enormous considering how little they are used. They are simply a bad idea and a waste of our tax dollars.