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