Friday, May 20, 2016
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has taken a strong stand in favor of reducing city streets from two-lanes-in-each-direction to one-lane-in-each-direction.
An internet posting by the nation’s largest retired persons lobby cites One Lane From Two Lanes as the best way to promote both automobile safety and pedestrian safety, not to mention quieting streets to the benefit of the people who live on those streets.
Go to the AARP posting and get their view. You will find a photograph of a safety-sized street – East Boulevard in Raleigh, North Carolina – that shows exactly what North Cascade Avenue and North Wahsatch Avenue would look like if they were restriped One Lane From Two Lanes. North Nevada would look somewhat the same but with buffer zones in place of the bike trails.