There was an interesting comment posted in Tuesday’s story about high-rise construction projects in Midtown. In it, Patch user Lisa Bankoff wrote:
With all of the construction in the Midtown area causing the restricted use of 10th and the closure of 12th streets westbound, it would help traffic flow and congestion on 14th and 10th if 13th were temporarily changed to one-way westbound rather than remaining one-way eastbound. This would allow northbound traffic to have an additional way to move westerly without using either 10th or 14th to get to I-75 north. I believe that it would also lessen congestion on westbound 10th and 14th and also on W. Peachtree north of 8th up to 17th.
What do you think of this idea?
In reading Bankoff’s comment, it reminded me that at this month’s Midtown Development Committee meeting, Penelope Cheroff, chair of Neighborhood Planning Unit E, spoke briefly of the idea of converting some of Midtown’s one-way streets to two-way streets.
The City of Atlanta for some years has been looking at converting one-way streets as part of the Connect Atlanta plan. West Peachtree and Spring streets are in mind for the change. But since the state owns portions of those streets, that project would take much longer to realize than lane changes on say Juniper Street or Piedmont Avenue.
We’ll look into this further, of course. But just wondering, if you could convert some of Midtown’s one-way streets to two-way, which would they be? Or is it all perfectly fine as it is?