Originally Posted by esquire
Good Lord, it's an intersection, not a space mission. It was closed so that the property owners could force pedestrians into their underground malls. I don't know that we need the achingly slow BRT-style increments for this minor project.
lol, you have a way with words, love it, but in all seriousness.
We're discussing traffic/pedestrian issues to no end. Very important indeed and must be taken into consideration as well.
The major problem is in BOLD, as Esquire posted.
NOTHING I repeat NOTHING will change if the business owners ,who have a major financial interest/stake in this intersection, above ground but most importantly below, cannot be convinced it is in their best interest financially, to allow pedestrians to cross above ground, rather than by pass all the investment they have added below ground.
All business parties who entered into this original contract must agree it is in "Their", best interest to reduce the foot traffic flowing below ground and let it flow away from their business.
I'd open the intersection this summer if I could, but it's the legality of the issue that is the major hurdle here.