Comment By Edie Bryan
For Regional Transportation Plan
Comment Please do not add the "Northwest Parkway" toll road to the Regional plan. There are many reasons. Since most of the available land for development is currently zoned "residential" there will be additional sprawl created. This is not "mixed use." Such development near a toll road may give a short economic boost but is not sustainable in the long run. The early studies on the old W-470 commissioned by the advocates showed that the downtowns of existing cities in Jefferson county would lose business. That result would still happen. Don't forget that the voters said a strong 81% "NO!" vote in Februrary 1989 to a very similar proposal with proposed funding of a $10 vehicle registration fee. It is even more out of date now.
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