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Here’s one way to keep up more of a flow
We recently visited suburban Detroit, where traffic can be crushing. While we experienced heavy traffic, we didn’t see the bottlenecks that we see in the Twin Cities, for one reason: turns. Here, we wait at empty intersections for the green turn arrow. In Detroit, the arrow flashes, allowing turns when the intersection clears. While this technology wouldn’t help our freeway traffic mess, it certainly would help keep traffic moving at many intersections throughout the metro area.
Michael Burakowski, Golden Valley
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Did road crews really have to gravel coat Minnehaha Parkway? It is a bustling corridor of activity for thousands of people every day on bikes, skateboards, roller blades, motorcycles, cars and foot — and a beautiful, natural creek setting right through the heart of the city. Thanks for turning that into a dust bowl, unfit for wheels or lungs. Next time, please ask if a road to be serviced is of such a nature that it deserves fresh asphalt rather than loose gravel and tar.
Scott W. Johnston, Minneapolis
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