Those opposed to the Plan… are good at OMITTING INFORMATION that doesn’t suit their agenda.
Dear S.O.S. Minister of Truth,
If you are going to cite a source, please learn to quote properly and don’t omit the sentences that don’t jive with your agenda. You are misleading people by not giving them the full story.
Tsk, tsk. Your pal,
Recent update from S.O.S. (emphasis theirs)
Quoting from Chapter 2, Section 3 of the street plan: “Level of Service (LOS) is a tool that is used to quantify traffic congestion along specific roadways….Roadways are designated as LOS A, B, C, D, E, or F. LOS A roadways are free flowing while LOS F roadways are extremely congested. The City of Arlington aims to maintain a LOS C or D on most roadways except in specific areas where congestion is desired to create a pedestrian friendly environment with slower traffic.”
ACTUAL TEXT from Chapter 2, Section 3 of the street plan (emphasis is the difference)
“Level of Service (LOS) is a tool that is used to quantify traffic congestion along specific roadways and within the entire transportation network. LOS is calculated by dividing the peak hour traffic volume by the available capacity (V/C). Roadways are designated as LOS A, B, C, D, E or F. LOS A represents a roadway where traffic volumes are much lower than the capacity for that roadway and LOS F represents a roadway where traffic volumes are greater than the capacity of the roadway. LOS A roadways are free flowing while LOS F roadways are extremely congested. The City of Arlington aims to maintain a LOS C or D on most roadways except in specific areas where congestion is desired to create a pedestrian-friendly environment with slower traffic.”
The original source (http://www.arlingtontx.gov/planning/pdf/TDP/TDP_Final111510_B.pdf)
LOS A = over engineered streets. They are over built. Excessive. Cushy. If you had a drunk driver in there, they wouldn’t be pulled over for swerving because they’d have so much room to work with. The result of LOS A is you get faster driving and more dangerous road conditions.
Basically, if the city was going about building all “A” roads for just motorized vehicles they would be wasting money on 1)concrete they didn’t need, 2) maintenance on all that concrete, 3) Police & Fire time going to clean up the accidents.
When the Plan(s) is/are passed, future road development will be used to right-size the roads, bringing them from LOS A to LOS C/D. Those that are over-engineered for car capacity can be restriped for bike lanes, thus adding transportation options, slowing traffic to posted speeds, and creating an environment more conducive to bicycles. One bike in a bike lane is one less car on the road.