Another public information session for the proposed transportation changes along the Colombia-Lexington corridor is upcoming. It will be held June 23 from 6-8pm at the City of Waterloo Public Works building on Lexington Court.
This is a good chance to talk to traffic engineering nerds about what they do. My estimation of the first one is that they love to tell you about their craft. They would really like it if your questions were related to the proposed upgrades.
I though about the proposals a bit since I attended the first one. There are a few proposals, but the road diet is my favourite. In this plan, they’ll remove car lanes for wider boulevards, more turn lanes and bike lanes (which don’t exist on Lexington at all).
If you rip up the street, and put down bike lanes why not raise the bike lanes to segregate them from traffic. I don’t remember seeing this in the plan when I read it the first time.