Sue NewberryFor the Nevada Appeal

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January 23, 2013
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Fresh Ideas: Should lanes be removed on Carson Street?

If the idea of reducing vehicle lanes on Carson Street between Fifth and Washington streets strikes fear into your heart, you are not alone. Across our nation people have balked at the idea of removing traffic lanes on primary streets. They fear traffic delays and inconvenience, or that traffic will detour through residential neighborhoods. Despite this resistance, officials continue to suggest lane reduction projects for selected streets. Why are they pursuing an action that initially arouses opposition?There are many potential benefits to reducing the number of lanes on a street. These include fewer vehicle crashes, slower speeds, increased pedestrian and …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jan 23, 2013 04:29AM Published Jan 23, 2013 04:28AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.