- More economic prosperity
- more small businesses would flourish
- More walking, socializing and community strength
- less crime
- makes being out and about more pleasant without worrying about being run over by cars on storefront sidewalks
Parking minimums waste space that can be used for opening more businesses and promote more economic develpoment
Other than morning rush hour (due to one way traffic in alley and on Queensbury Road, there is no real traffic problem. NS-6 would require taking property from private citizens. it would also increase traffic for those citizens. Don't do it.
Daily, I observe a large number of small children and schoolchildren who walk to schools from Ward 1 neighborhoods. There are no practical, safe alternate routes to walk to schools, churches, the post office, municipal buildongs, city hall, etc., from neighborhoods in Ward 1. The visibility is poor for vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians alike on sharp, short turns (like 42nd Ave. And Decatur, back to Crittenden). I wpuld agree with many others in Ward 1 neighborhoods that too many strips pf roadways are high-risk zones for interactions between vehicles and pedestrians and bicyclists.
This is a good idea because it will cut down on congestion and problems with parking spaces behind the Yes! and Busboys, which is horrendous even in the best weather. People who commute to work on bicycle will continue to bike when the trails have been cleared.
This should be a no-brainer. There's already a big-a** parking lot behind these business. Make people use these parking spaces. [Ask any driver of a The Bus or Metro bus if this isn't a good idea.] Maybe the city can provide other incentives for the business owners along Hamilton to open up their back doors to customers in cars, while keeping an attractive storefront on Hamilton for pedestrians and bicyclists. The new auto parts store facing Queen's Chapel has led the way in showing how a different configuration would work
Vehicle access to Edward M. Felegy Elementary parking lot from Nicholson St before the start of next school year. During school drop off time (~7:30am) parents park and double park in the no stopping zones on Nicholson St to let their children out in order to enter the school. This blocks the entire roadway- sometimes in both directions- and causes other cars to swerve around them. Children and adults frequently cross outside of the crosswalk, which makes this situation all the more dangerous. I'm very worried that a child or adult will be injured and hoping that adding vehicle access to the school's parking lot could help prevent such a tragedy before it occurs. At the minimum, a crossing guard, school official, or police officer should be posted here at this busy time to ensure traffic laws are followed and students are able to enter school safely.
I would like to know were the amazingly, galactically stupid moronic idiot(s) that decided there needed to be islands constructed in the middle of Queens Chapel Road to, presumably, make it exponentially more dangerous and difficult for those of us that live on the west side to enter northbound traffic at any given time, especially in the morning and the evening. Aside from being a GARGANTUAN waste of taxpayer funds, it seems, to me, to create a huge legal liability for Hyattsville, or whoever came up with the idea, to compromise the safety of the west side citizens.
Let's Create the City of Hyattsville Circulator-Connector Shuttle