5th Street one-way conversion to take place week of July 7th

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  1. In a Perfect World...

    And now to Center Blvd. please!

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  2. in an imperfect world

    No bike lanes please. The street is already narrow enough

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  3. Jack

    speed bumps are for spilling your coffee

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  4. TJ

    Finally! However this is going toake Center Blvd insanely dangerous. Something needs to be done to slow traffic down.

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  5. SC

    What is so hard about placing a few stop signs?

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  6. Anonymous

    Great!

    Now center blvd will become even more dangerous as 1,200 cars have to go through it and then around tiny north basin rd to get to the parking lots on 47th ave & 47th rd.

    Wonderful plan!

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  7. Ro

    Actually a bike lane would make sense on fifth. While the road is currently too narrow for two way traffic it is a little too wide for one way traffic. A bike lane would actually narrow the street enough that drivers don't feel that they can speed through it. Of course, that will not stop jerks from speeding, but they are going to speed no matter what.

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  8. Tanya

    I'm happy about this, but have to agree with the posters above, it may make Center worse. It's a waiting game until some truck going 50 past all those building hits a kid.

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  9. MED

    Fact of the matter...neighborhood is growing. It will NOT become less crowded. Traffic will NOT become less. New, different, updated, current safety measures, not just for pedestrians, but also for cars and cyclists must be put in place. Center Blvd will have more traffic as will 5th street. Not to state the obvious but our neighborhood is growing at a staggering pace. These safety issues will only become greater in a very short amount of time. I don't understand the resistance.

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  10. To Anon

    If you park on 47th road, take Center. If you park on 47th ave, take Vernon. No need for a North Basin Road detour. You're welcome.

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  11. Medium Timer

    The post says the reason they're making 5th 1 way is because it's too narrow. Narrow sounds good to keep cars from speeding. Oh well, road planning by populism.

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  12. Anonymous

    5th will be one way. You will not be able to get to the entrance of the parking lot between 47th rd and 47th ave. without going down n. basin unless you want to drive the wrong direction on a one way street....

    Check google maps.

    And going north on Vernon will become impossible as traffic will back up from the incredibly long light on 48th ave.

    Get ready for vernon blvd to become a giant parking lot...

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  13. Lic fan

    I've seen how dangerous 5th street is, especially corners of Borden and by the Duane Reade. Maybe we'll get some garbage cans too? Has anyone else noticed, garbage cans are rare west of Vernon?

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  14. Anon

    As of 7/9, 5th street is now one way up until 50th ave.

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