I travel 700 east every day and it flows just fine. There is a catch; you
can't speed your way through red lights. Every day I watch people with
phones-on and brains-off as they weave and jockey for that pole position, then
they race up to that red light and cause a delay while they finish their latest
text message.Drive nice, be courteous, and obey the laws. All is
Nice try Mary, but adding more cars to the road will not help. One thing that
might is to undertake a regional or valley wide effort to sycronize traffic
lights in some fashion. Eliminate some of the bottle necks, expand public
transit, expedite efficiency standards and impliment some of the recommendations
that have been made recently by the concerned health professionals. No one thing
wil do it but waiting at a traffic light that is stuck in on red when the other
direction has no traffic for 3 minutes can't be good for the environment.
It is a sad day when the leadership in Utah does nothing to address self-evident
problems. Utah's legislature should be ashamed of itself. When
they do less than nothing, to address the concerns of the day.
At night... when it rains or snows... when it's cold... when you have
anything to carry... when you carpool... when you are physically incapable...
there are a lot of times riding a bike is dangerous or impossible.
Lets light bonfires to really make a point.
If you think traffic on 700 East is congested now, just wait until traffic has
to stop every time the new Sugarhouse Trolley crosses 700 East.
My parents moved to Salt Lake. A few years ago, graduate with an advanced
degree, interviewed and was offered a job in the valley. When I came and
interviewed for the job though, I was shocked by the air quality problem. I
never knew it was so bad. Since I have a slight asthma problem, it played a
factor in my decision to turn down the job. Result for the company was that
they had to hire someone less qualified (in my field only 30% of the applicants
meet the minimum qualifications and the jobs are frequently filled with people
who can only do the job marginally). I am just one person, but how many other
brain loss does Salt Lake have because of this problem. It needs fixing.