D-Day is Almost Here

According to a City of Regina press release, starting at 7 a.m. on Sunday (June 13) the traffic changes that have been proposed as part of the Downtown Revitalization initiative will officially come into effect. At that time, 11th and 12th Ave. between Albert and Broad will be converted to two-way traffic, as will 1800 blocks Lorne and Cornwall St.

To accommodate construction of the new plaza space on the north side of Victoria Park 12th Ave. between Lorne and Scarth will be closed until sometime this fall. Traffic will also be restricted on 1800 Lorne to accommodate underground work at the site.

For some background on the┬áchanges and how they’ve been greeted by Reginans here’s a link to an article Paul┬áDechene wrote in our June 3 issue.

Author: Gregory Beatty

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3 thoughts on “D-Day is Almost Here”

  1. thanks for the reminder. i think speeds between albert and broad sts (‘cept Sask Dr and College) should be limited should be at 30kms/hr

    hey, how about a poll suggestion!!!!!

    do you think vehicular speeds downtown should be limited to 30 kms/hr?

    * er no, ‘cos i want all cars out of the downtown, slow or fast – it should be walker’s paradise
    * frick, next you nanny-staters will have me skating slower when i’m playing hockey
    * no way dude, the SUV don’t get the 30, she can only do 55 or up
    * yes, that sounds fair
    * no way, that’s slow enough to drive Miss Daisy!
    * no, i’m a jacked-up cyclist, i do more than 30kms/hr, i don’t want some chip-on-shoulder cop getting me for keeping up with the cars

  2. I know how I’d vote Jeff. The simple fact of the matter is that in the downtown core, where you have tens of thousands of people moving about during a typical day, traffic does need to move at a slower pace. In a recent letter to the editor in the Leader-Post criticizing the shift to two-way streets, one Reginan compared 11th and 12th to the divided highway that runs between Regina and Saskatoon. Efficient for moving traffic, I guess, but pretty treacherous for anyone not in a car. Safety aside, slower moving traffic also means less vehicle noise and exhaust fumes which would also enhance the pedestrian realm. So I think your proposal definitely has merit.

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