Bill Carr replied:
>Accomodating automobiles but reducing their speed while not adequately accomadating alternatives, increases the high costs to users of automobility. Those transportation realities would seem to make homes in the home zones less desirable than they could be. The aesthetic and community cohesiveness improvements of the design will have to offset the higher travel costs in order for homes to sell. (It seems that this could easily be the case).
A further issue that is not addressed by home zones is the
problem of traffic on the collector streets. While some residents
of Berkeley benefitted when streets were closed to through
traffic, the remaining arteries saw a significant increase
in traffic. Home zones still have to connect to higher-speed
streets, with all their problems.
Better, maybe, but not a solution.
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