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Oct. 31 is deadline for Phoenix residents to take reverse lane survey

[Source: Lynh Bui, The Arizona Republic]

Next week is the last week residents can take an online survey the city is conducting about the reverse lanes on Seventh Avenue and Seventh Street. The information will be submitted to a task force charged with developing recommendations to keep, eliminate or alter the controversial system, which adds an additional lane of traffic going north- or southbound during morning and afternoon rush hours.

Supporters say the reserve lanes alleviate congestion for commutes in and out of downtown. Opponents worry the lanes, which limit left-turn movements, are dangerous and encourage cut-through traffic in local neighborhoods.

The last day to take the survey is Oct. 31. It is at


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City of Phoenix Seeking Public Input on Reverse Lanes

On July 7th, 2010, the committee members of the Ad Hoc Task Force on Reverse Lanes were selected. The Ad Hoc Task Force on Reverse Lanes was created to work with City staff to review all available studies conducted on the reverse lane issue, consider new alternatives, and through consensus, bring forth written recommendations to the City Council no later than December 31, 2010.

Teresa Stickler, owner of Melrose Pharmacy on 7th Ave, was selected as District 4’s representative , and is to serve as Chairperson. There will be three town-hall meetings where the public can discuss their opinions on the reverse lanes.

The times and locations for the meetings are:

Tuesday, September 28, 6:00 PM
Memorial Hall at the Steele Indian School Park
300 East Indian School Road

Wednesday, October 6, 6:00 PM
Sunnyslope Community Center Multipurpose Room
802 East Vogel

Thursday, October 7, 6:00 PM
Lookout Mountain Elementary School Cafeteria
15 West Coral Gables Drive

It is important that residents come to the town-hall meetings to give their opinions, whether they are for or against the reverse lanes. All of the committee members need to know the opinions of the people affected by the reverse lanes. The committee members will hear input from people who use the reverse lane for commuting as well as people who live near the lanes.

This is the last chance for public opinion.

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