BRIEF: Survey backs downtown two-way streets
Feb 12, 2013 (The Leader-Telegram - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Business leaders support Eau Claire's decision to change downtown streets in September to two-way traffic after they had been one-way streets for about 42 years, according to a survey.
An Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce survey reported that 82 percent of respondents felt the two-way traffic flow is working on South Barstow Street and Graham Avenue.
About two-thirds of the 524 people who answered the survey stated they prefer two-way traffic to the previous one-way downtown streets.
More than 97 percent of the survey-takers had driven downtown streets since the traffic switch was made.
The Chamber sent 2,300 emails on Feb. 5 to its members, asking for them to fill out the three-question online survey. Results were reported Tuesday in an email newsletter.
The Eau Claire City Council is voting Tuesday evening on a $2 million reconstruction project for five blocks of South Barstow Street -- from Lake Street to Eau Claire Street.
___ (c)2013 the Leader-Telegram (Eau Claire, Wis.) Visit the Leader-Telegram
(Eau Claire, Wis.) at www.leadertelegram.com Distributed by MCT Information
[ Back To Technology News's Homepage ]