Why couldn Laskin Road be left at five lanes?
It could be – if our only goal was to speed traffic as fast as possible through the area. But it’s not. We want to set the stage for an attractive, village-like community on Laskin/31st. That’s not possible if the street remains a five-lane thoroughfare. To create an area where people are comfortable strolling around on foot, doing some window shopping or stopping at a café, the number of cars needs to be minimized and their movement through the area has to be relatively slow. Running Laskin/31st only one lane in each direction is very important to creating that town square, village atmosphere.