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BJ Fudge presents alternative to traffic lights

For now, he thinks the yield issue shoud be back burnered. He suggests high speed, non-emergency double parking are biggest traffic problems for DowntownThinks sensible, lower speed limits is better answer and strict enforcement would work better. Thinks yield change not needed
Comments re article 40426 Thank You to Charles Marshburn Request for enlightenment

By Billy Joe Fudge
Guest commentary on Downtown Traffic flow

Yes, I agree that traffic is still a problem in our Downtown.

However, I don't think the solution is traffic signals or changing the yield procedure. Neither do I think the solution is speeding up the traffic flow.

Some of the answers are to lower the speed limit coming onto the square to 25 mph or below, establish a speed limit on the Square that is not over 10 mph, and then enforce the speed limits.

This will encourage the "thru" traffic to consider the bypass over a period of time and free up our Downtown Cultural and Commercial District to host destination traffic in a friendly, unhurried manner.

Another answer is to eliminate double parking in our Downtown through enforcement. Non-emergency double parking is contributing to traffic congestion and pedestrian safety matters.

Double parking and/or illegal parking just outside the traffic flow circle in the Courthouse Annex, Bank of Columbia, and First and Farmers Corners are blocking the view of pedestrians and drivers alike. Tickets are being written for parking in fire lanes at IGA, et al. but county dump trucks, milk transports, log trucks, law enforcement vehicles and private vehicles of all sorts are parking in those areas with no apparent attention from those responsible for enforcing these laws and codes. B.J. Fudge

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