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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Two-Way Streets- The Way Of The Future?

Here's a topic that comes up from time to time in our area: converting one-way streets to two-way. It's a hot topic in neighboring Spokane Valley on the Sprague/Appleway Couplet and I hear citizens suggest it for other locations occasionally as well.

This article on the 'Governing' website says that moving from one to two-way streets is the way of the future, because the streets aren't just easier for drivers to navigate, but oftentimes the switch brings economic vitality with it.

What's your opinion? Are area one-way streets just a pain in the neck or do they serve a purpose (and do it effectively)?

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