Revert Multilane One-ways to Two-way for Safety

In many cities, one-way networks create unnecessary danger
  • Jeff Speck


TRAFFIC SAFETY is often counterintuitive. Many people assume that multilane one-way streets are safer than two-way, because you have to look in only one direction to cross, and there are fewer chances for head-on collisions. The problem with this thinking was summed up in a Traverse City, MI, editorial of 1967, asserting that “one way traffic made for a faster, safer flow of vehicles in the downtown area.154.

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