Originally Posted by ATLaffinity
aren't they already planning to make W. Peach and Spring ST 2-way streets?
is that Concept 3?
Lord I hope they think long and hard about that. Spring St could really only be a 2 way from Peachtree to North and West Peachtree would only work as a 2 way between 17th and North. From North Ave going south West Peachtree and Spring reaaly become tangled in the maze of oneways in Downtown.
Juniper could be made a 2 way the full length of the road but then you would hafe to consider how much additional traffic would be dumped onto and already over loaded 14th St between Peachtree and Piedmont. Also they would need to consider what to do about the Ralph McGill intersection.
Piedmont is possibly the only perfect candidate for conversion into a 2 way street from start to finish. The only problem there is what do you do with all those cars that park on Piedmont in Midtown? Also you would have to take a serious look at redesigning the intersection at Piedmont and Monroe and the one at Piedmont and MLK JR Dr.
Also as with both Piedmont and Juniper you have some parts that are 3 lanes and some that are 4 and 5 lanes. Two way streets have their place but so do one ways. Going from a one way to a two way can often be easier said than done. I personally think that Atlanta has the right balance between the two.