Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Phoenix's Reverse Lanes in Limbo

The Phoenix City Council voted on Tuesday October 7 to table any decision about changing Phoenix's unique reversible traffic lanes for a further six months. See here for a little background on Phoenix's unique solution to moving more traffic quicker during rush hours.

According to one of my favorite local news blogs, Downtown Voices Coalition, Council members Maria Baier and Greg Stanton support leaving the lanes as-is, while Council members Tom Simplot and Michael Nowakowski want to remove the lanes.

The Council noted their desire to study the effects of the coming Light Rail on street traffic. Light rail service is scheduled to get underway in December.

Related Posts - Phoenix's Reversible Traffic Lanes

By the Way - Light Rail's Grand Opening is Saturday and Sunday, December 27 and 28. Rides are free all day, both days. There are also station celebrations - including music, exhibits and activities - scheduled for Saturday the 27th from 10am to 5pm. Volunteers are needed to help out with the opening and folks who volunteer will get a special up-close look at the rail system as well as training to handle the events.