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PARKING LANES WOULD HELP STX’S TRAFFIC

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One thing that I've noticed regarding traffic design in comparison between my two homes on St Croix and in Boston is the use of Boston’s "Parking Lanes."
These are single lanes that parallel the main traffic avenues intersecting just before traffic lights at the end of a block. This design allows access to the main lanes from the various properties on each block without slowing the rate of traffic on the avenues.
The absence of such a system in the Virgin Islands has meant this: That although in the past generation we have added modern roads, they have quickly become nearly as congested as the Danish ones.
By including "Parking Lanes" in planning unconstructed highways we can allow for
denser building construction. This would be particularly cogent in planning future construction through Castle Coakley, Peters Rest, Annas Hope and Grange. Use of "Parking Lanes" on the Christiansted Bypass would ease construction of apartment buildings and condominiums overlooking Christiansted.
Richard Bond

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