A friend suggested that my streets change ideas were hardly new, and that is quite true. Some streets were converted in the past, some were identified for conversion but not completed, and many more have been suggested but not adopted by the city. Here are some additional references.
Some news articles about past and planned conversions in Sacramento:
- Part of J street to convert from one-way to two-way this week (Sacramento Press 2010-03-15)
- Two-Way Conversion Project (Sacramento Press, 2009-02-19)
- N Street, one way no more (Sacramento Press, 2008-11-08)
- Central city traffic plan doesn’t yield to business (Sacramento Business Journal, 2006-12-17)
- Going both ways (Sacramento News & Review, 2006-02-02)
References on past and planned conversions in Sacramento:
- Central City Two-Way Conversion Study (City of Sacramento web page); I am unsure how many of these projects were completed
- Freeport Boulevard/21st Street Two-Way Conversion (City of Sacramento web page); though the page is undated, I believe this project was completed in 2007
Articles and references on the one-way to two-conversion concept:
- The Case Against One-Way Streets (The Atlantic Cities 2013-01-31)
- Two-way conversion of Ellis and Eddy moving forward (Transbay Blog 2012-04-10)
Note: There are a number of contrarian views available from the cars-first crowd. You can search for the Internet for “two-way conversion” if you want to find them.
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Stong Towns SID.tv has a video on a one-way couplet that does work, at http://www.strongtowns.org/sid-tv/2013/4/10/episode-33-celebrating-a-couplet.html.
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