Why was the one-lane concept tested for 9 days during October 2019?

The temporary changes were implemented as part of the community engagement effort associated with this planning project.  Typically, concepts are only developed and presented on paper and do not provide a way for residents and community members to see the concepts in the field.  By implementing the changes temporarily, all roadway users gain a first-hand experience of the proposed concept, also providing opportunity to engage members of the community who may otherwise not have known about the project.

Further, implementing the changes in the field for a one-week period allowed staff to observe how the proposed concept would affect a critical intersection and to collect traffic data to further analyze the potential changes.

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1. Why are you studying Old Auburn Road?
2. What part of Old Auburn is included in the study?
3. What is a Complete Street?
4. What are the benefits of a Complete Street?
5. Why dedicate a traffic lane on Old Auburn Road for bicyclists when there are not many who ride their bike on this road?
6. Why reduce the number of travel lanes? Instead, why not add a lane to reduce congestion?
7. Why were the planter barriers installed?
8. Why not install concrete or metal-beam barriers instead of the planters?
9. The intersection is not a perfect 90 degrees. Can’t you realign the intersection?
10. Why not change Fair Oaks Blvd to have one left turn lane and one right turn lane onto Old Auburn?
11. Why has Fair Oaks Blvd been reduced to one turn lane since the Thanksgiving weekend?
12. Can the Police Department patrol the area and hand out more tickets?
13. What is the current concept for the Old Auburn Road Complete Street Plan?
14. Why was the one-lane concept tested for 9 days during October 2019?
15. What are the plans to address traffic congestion in the area?
16. Is there potential to increase traffic on adjacent roadways and neighborhood streets?
17. What are the next steps for this Plan?
18. When will the Plan be implemented?