CHANGE IS A TWO-WAY STREET Cars navigate downtown Regina's new traffic reality early Sunday afternoon.

Well yes, it’s a Sunday and there are a lot fewer cars and people around, but from casual observation it looks like the change from one-way traffic to two-way traffic is going smoothly.  On 11th Ave. in front of the Cornwall Centre cars are going east and west in an orderly manner. The only thing I saw that came close to road rage was a driver honking the hell out of her horn at a lollygagging, jaywalking pigeon. She had a pretty big smile on her face, though. And the dumb bird took the hint and flew out of the way.

I’m a little more concerned about jaywalking pedestrians. Saw a lot of people crossing the street while traffic was moving. That’s not going to work on a weekday, no way. Dechene tells me the City will have workers out in force on Monday helping Reginans adapt to the new reality. I’d recommend they pay particular attention to Cornwall mall-goers. Regina pedestrians have never been the most cautious creatures and mall rats young and old might be the worst of a reckless bunch.

Finally, I saw one car run the red light, but only barely. And I saw one stupid asshole cyclist biking on the wrong side of the road. That’s another dangerous, reckless habit that needs some ruthless ticketing. Can’t stand cyclists that don’t follow the rules of the road–they’re a menace to everyone.

Want more? You can check out our recent coverage of the changes here and here.