- Jun 1, 2019
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I mean, I agree with you in theory. But if we're talking about a major highway rebuilding project like this, this is the most logical opportunity to shrink highway capacity, not after the entire 8 lanes have been built. That reinforces car commuting patterns, is unnecessarily expensive, and does not align with the Commonwealth's transportation and climate goals. Shrinking the number of lanes later, after the highway is rebuilt, seems silly to me. All you could do would be to take away car lanes and add express bus / HOV lanes. My $.02.Until more transit capacity is built, I don't see reducing lanes on major highways. Build the transit first, then reduce the highways. Otherwise the gridlock will get much worse.
Of course higher Pike tolls, congestion pricing in the core, and going forward with the gas tax increase should all be part of this effort as well to discourage driving at all costs.