Improving Safety and Comfort on our Streets

4-to-3 Road Diets: The #1 Thing Cities Can Do Right Away to Improve Quality of Life

It is unpleasant and unsafe to walk on streets where the cars are zipping by too fast. There is a lot of talk about how to improve walkability on Willamette Street in particular; fortunately, we are already testing out one of the most effective and proven ways to improve the comfort for pedestrians and safety for everyone.

The main benefit of a 4-to-3 conversion has to do with safety and quality of life. While safety improves for everyone, including drivers, it dramatically improves for the most vulnerable road users, people who live and walk along these main arterials.
— Bill Lindeke, Streets MN