At last night’s meeting they heard four suggestions from analysts on how to alleviate congestion during peak traffic hours. One idea was extremely controversial because it eliminates 41 parking spaces from downtown streets.
“That would be devastating to our section of the downtown,” said Pullman Honda Owner Russ Coggins. “And my question to you is, is it worth it? You know, the best case scenario I heard was to save ten seconds.”
The other suggestions include adding signs that divert traffic around downtown, making Grande Avenue and Kamiakin Street a couplet and changing the time delays of the traffic lights.
The council is still considering all options.