The Downtown Square has so much potential. Remove the auto traffic (except one lane on the east side) and create a walking space and plaza areas from the newly claimed area. Let's face it, there's not much parking at the square, so removing the circular traffic will not impact 90% of the drivers, because 90% of us park on the periphery blocks.
This move will encourage bikeability and walking. And it's a proven fact that more commerce is created by walkers and bikers. The new downtown park would connect with big springs park further enhancing the green space or our parks.
Cities all across the nation are revitalizing their downtown spaces by removing the auto. Let's do it.
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