Fixing Masonic Avenue
Does Masonic Avenue really need adjusting? There are certain streets in the City that need to act as thoroughfares. Do we need to traffic calm, or do we need to teach pedestrians and cyclists to be more careful? These are the arguments laid out.
The fact is that City's are dynamic and ever changing. When Masonic was envisioned it was during a time of the height of automotive dominance in our policy making. Now we are more pedestrian again. We need to have safer streets - particularly ones that connect neighborhoods and draw pedestrians to a surrounding park and other amenities.
It is time we slow cars down where appropriate, but not kill the thoroughfare altogether because it does serve its purpose.