The city should take a look at the plan for the circulation of traffic in the central part of Columbia. Some neighborhoods are being sacrificed to move traffic. If continued, the results in another decade or two will be a blighted area, the loss of a significant, but still viable, part of the moderate income housing supply, and an ugly scar on the image of the city. The neighborhoods at risk are located between two of the city’s largest traffic generators, the downtown area and the developing commercial area on the city’s west side. Fifteen thousand vehicles a day are punching through the heart of this area on Worley and Ash streets, an estimated volume of traffic at least twice that generated by the neighborhoods themselves.
Worley and Ash streets feel traffic crunch
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