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The critique of my proposal by the commenters is that drivers would not win, because illegally parked cars/trucks in the outside rush hour lane is an enforcement issue, and lifting the rush hour restriction just moves the illegally parked cars into the 2nd lane.

While this is true, drivers would definitely win during the 19 non-rush hours of every day - because bus bulbs allow for more parking and increase the stop and start time for buses that rarely pull out of the 2nd lane anyway. It's thus a win for all drivers except for rush hour commuting drivers. So, if it's a win for everyone except commuting drivers who usually live outside the city and often could take transit anyway, why would DDOT not do this?

I know adding parking is anathema to many GGW readers, but this proposal says nothing about how the parking would be rated (preferably with performance parking) and adding curbside parking is a common traffic calming measure.

by Ken Archer on Jun 11, 2010 3:50 pm • linkreport

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