Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Assignment #1- Parkway or Highway?

A once quiet, residential street in Edina, has turned into a heavily traveled road. The residents around this are angered by the constant stampede of cars swooshing through their neighborhood. The cops are cracking down on the lead foots. The Cornelia school is concerned for the safety of its students. These are just some of the many concerns the community is having about 70th street, however some still want to make this into a highway. This seems obsurd to the people living nearby this busy road and protests are arising to face this highly controversial issue. The most desirable solution seems to be a two-lane parkway that would require traffic to use the highways or an alternate route. However, this could effect the business the stores near France Ave recieve. This is where the controversy arises, the City of Edina is in a bit of a pickle. There is no win-win situation, the people and the business will never both be happy. What is more important though? or rather yet, what SHOULD be more important? Nevertheless, it is indisputable that a change is going to be made; the current situation is not working out.

3 comments:

Mr. Hatten said...

Anne: Nice work on the blog. It looks good! I've seen a few signs in yards regarding the issue you're writing about. I didn't know anything about it until now. I guess citizens are voting on it in November, huh?

Kate said...

Anne! Great job on your writing. I liked how you gave many different facts on the topic with great detail!

Tom said...

70th street is a major route from the Southdale area to other areas of Edina (such as EHS). I think that turning it into a parkway would be hard on people in this area who need to get places such as Cornelia Elementary and Christ Presbyterian. With Arneson Acres and the school I do see the issue.

I think that a fence should be put up along 70th near Cornelia to help prevent potential recess accidents.