Studying Possible Pedestrian Solutions for Margaret Street

A feasibility study is underway in Plattsburgh to determine the possibility of creating a more pedestrian Friendly Margaret Street (Route 9) by Georgia Pacific.. Kevin Farrington is the City’s Engineer..  He says the concept is to investigate the possibility of narrowing vehicular lanes… The original idea was precipitated by some concerned citizens looking to improve the ability of pedestrians to cross the road and to find a way to add a bicycle lane.. Georgia Pacific has contributed $5,000 to the study.. The feasibility study is just the first step in the process to identify an problems associated with lane reduction and to show whether or not such an idea can become a reality…  In this report we speak with Farrington about the focus of the study and look back to the 1970s for a look at why some roads are the way they are today. And we’ll look at government trends pushing new planning to focus not only on vehicles but also on pedestrians and other forms of transportation including bicycles.

AUDIO – 040114 – Feasibility Study Looks at Reducing Margaret Street to 2 lanes of traffic

 

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