Traf­fic flow

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

Re: July 10 com­men­tary “Driv­ers don’t have to see red be­cause of bad traf­fic flow.”

The col­umn by state Rep. Bill Cal­le­gari, R-Katy, is very thought­ful. I com­mute to Austin daily from Manor, so I have ex­pe­ri­ence with bad traf­fic flow.

Too many pedes­tri­ans cross against the “don’t walk” sig­nals and dis­rupt the rhythm of traf­fic flow. This is called jay­walk­ing, and such vi­o­la­tors should be tick­eted when­ever law en­force­ment sees them. This can only be done if law en­force­ment hap­pens to al­ready be there.

Down­town traf­fic is only go­ing to get worse as each park­ing im­prove­ment usu­ally re­sults in elim­i­na­tion of more park­ing spa­ces.

I guess the “gree­nies” will not be happy un­til we pe­ons are no longer able to drive into Austin. C’mon, meet us half­way. Not all of us can take pub­lic trans­porta­tion or ride a bi­cy­cle to work. Who wants to ar­rive at work smelling like sweat?

Ray a. nis­sen


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