Tuesday, August 28, 2007

2-Way Debate Reopens On 1-Way Streets

I'm thankful at least one of the council members has a little common sense on this subject and the study. Thank you Mary Mulhern.

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From TBO.com

A state report last month rejected proposals to turn Armenia Avenue, Howard Avenue, Tampa Street and Florida Avenue into two-way streets.

That should have the ended conversation, and for a while it seemed that way. Now, Tampa Councilwoman Mary Mulhern is restarting the dialogue.

"The report failed to weigh the problems these one-way streets are causing. Keeping the streets one-way ensures they function as commuter routes to get motorists in and out of downtown, and to Interstate 275, as quickly as possible. That divides the neighborhoods and disrupts economic development," she said.

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Sounds a lot like comments from our blog contributors, huh? I'd like to think our comments were at least considered in this new movement.

1 comment:

Rick F. said...

Kudos for Mary Mulhern! One small step in the right direction. One can only hope that the neighborhood groups of Old Seminole Heights, South Seminole Heights, Tampa Heights, and Old West Tampa will flood City Council with postcards in support. it would be even better if the West Tampa Chamber of Commerce and the Business Guild of Seminole Heights (B'GOSH) would do the same. ...One councilmember's voice could turn into 4 or 5.