- Special Sections
- Public Notices
Suddenly, in the last week, there has been a surge of letters to the editor with dire admonitions against making Trinity Drive a safer, more inviting, and better-performing roadway. One argument focuses on a perceived threat to local businesses, because some traffic may be diverted to Central. I wonder, have the alarmists stopped to consider on which road the majority of local businesses are located? Might there be a correlation between pedestrians feeling it’s safe to cross the street, and healthy sales?
In the same breath, these folks complain that traffic will slow down, as though high-speed driving is somehow helping shops in town; never mind that multiple simulations have shown the lack of red lights at a roundabout, combined with the addition of turn bays instead of forcing dozens of cars to change lanes around a left turner, would actually bring driving times on Trinity down.
I also wonder how pedestrians could expect to cross the road from shopping at Mari-Mac to a new grocery store at Trinity Place, across a 4-lane 35MPH road with a view obstructed curve. If we want our businesses to thrive, we need to try get people to them, and not focus on making it easy for them to speed past!
If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.
Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.
If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.