DDP: Two-Way Street Conversion Good for Davenport Business & Residents
Businessses in downtown Davenport may finally have the evidence they need to persuade the city council to convert 3rd and 4th streets to two-way traffic.
After receiving a staff report about the proposal last week, aldermen are set to discuss it tomorrow.
Kyle Carter, Executive Director of the Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP), says the group first asked the city to consider the switch to two-way 22 years ago. The new report says it's feasible, and there's plenty of capacity.
He says the goal is to "calm" the traffic moving through downtown Davenport, and make life safer and more convenient for residents, shoppers, and businesses. And other cities that have successfully changed from one-way streets to two-ways have easily overcome various challenges.
The Downtown Davenport Partnership has pledged to give the city $700,000 over ten years to help pay for the conversion.