Let’s get serious in our thinking on transportation and walkability. Enough pointless political chit chat — it’s time to make something happen.
People want this. I’m just not sure our politicians have the backbone or the imagination to make it happen.
My proposal is simple: Shut down one of these streets for a week during the summer and test measurable objectives: neighbor response, business sales on street, number of people that utilized street, etc. You get it. Simple.
Here are the top seven streets for a car-ban test. We should choose one of these and shut it down.
(1) Camden Road
Neighborhood: South End. Home of Price’s Chicken Coop.
(2) Tryon Street
Neighborhood: Uptown. Home of Uptown Duckworth’s.
(3) Central Avenue
Neighborhood: Plaza Midwood. Home of new Pizza Peel.
(4) Elizabeth Avenue
Neighborhood: Elizabeth. Home of Earl’s Grocery.
(5) Montford Drive
Neighborhood: Montford. Home of Angry Ale’s.
(6) North Davidson Street
Neighborhood: NoDa. Home of Cabo Fish Taco.
(7) East Boulevard
Neighborhood: Dilworth. Home of JJ’s Red Hots.
Vote: Which street should run a week long car-ban?
All maps via Google Maps, which is pretty obvious, 🙂