Monthly Archives: February 2007

Ron Sims: 3.5 times better than Woodrow Wilson

I speak, of course, of Mr. Sims 49 points plan, which kicks ass. In fact, reading it made me wonder why Metro hasn’t done this already:

49 Points

Consolidating service on 3rd Ave will get us to where Portland was a decade ago. Better late than never for the transit mall concept.

Many of the 49 points for implementing this concept are long overdue also:

-Bus lanes on Elliot Ave, Aurora, 3rd Ave, 1st Ave South, Eastlake/Fairview, Stewart, and 2nd & 4th Aves.

-Transit signal priority at congested intersections like 1st & Denny.

We need these improvements stat, whatever happens along the waterfront…

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