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Paul Laurent
3 years ago
Turning 7th Ave into a greenway would divert an enormous amount traffics to adjacent side streets creating a serious safety issue. The 9th Ave option is by far the best approach.

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Debra Flickinger
3 years ago
It is the worst idea next to what happened on N. Williams to mess with NE 7th. There is a contingent of car-hating people who keep pushing their agenda and not what makes plain commonsense.

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Sean Green
3 years ago
Joseph Mazza said: The real policy or engineering plan that is needed is how to deal with diverted drivers and put them back on the the crowded thoroughfares of their own making.

I think this is absolutely true of the broader issues. Having lived here nearly two decades, I have seen an astounding (and disproportionate to local growth) increase in "non-local" or commuter/cut-through traffic.

The immediate issue, however, is whether 9th Ave or 7th Ave would make a better greenway. I am thoroughly convinced that 9th Ave would make a far safer and more pleasant greenway.

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Richard Nimby
3 years ago
I don't understand the 7th option. NE 9th is a Win-Win for everyone. The terrain is steeper on 9th, so thats better for the cyclists health. The city can market 9th as a premier bikeway without really having to spend any money on upgrades. Win-Win.

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Candace Laska
3 years ago
I travel on and around NE 7th between Broadway and Fremont, traffic is already a mess and that's before the huge apartment building is completed, eith the additional traffic it will bring. 7th is also used as an escape from the long lines of cars on MLK.
7th should definitely NOT be a greenway, doesn't meet the criteria.

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Jamie Dohrmann
3 years ago
i oppose 7th as the proposed greenway and believe 9th to be the best alternate route

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Vickie Stepper
3 years ago
NE 8th is a narrow street and already has high amts of traffic. Seems like adding the large apt complex on 7th was a bad move as it has limited parking.

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Rebecca Biederman
3 years ago
I am excited about having a greenway on 9th and believe it is the best option for our neighborhood.

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Eric Evans
3 years ago
While I recognize the need to improve the situation on 7th, I believe the proposal is well meaning but will create more problems. There is already significant cut-through traffic on at least NE 8th through NE 10th, with sometimes frightening speeds. Turning NE 7th into a dedicated bikeway will only worsen conditions on these neighborhood streets. The drivers on 7th (and succeeding streets) have already decided not to use MLK and are unlikely to be diverted back to it. They will instead favor less congested streets even deeper in the neighborhood.

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Estee Segal
3 years ago
Closing NE 7th to traffic using diverters is irresponsible in this growing neighborhood! It will undoubtedly affect neighboring streets with increased traffic - streets that kids and families cross to get to Irvington School on a daily basis, multiple times. Please move forward with a greenway/bikeway on 9th Ave! Improvements of a bike path through Irving Park and a crossing at 9th & Fremont will be great!