Latest in a series of posts about Lehigh University and the Southside
The January 23 Broughal public meeting was a few people in a large auditorium with dim lighting and without mics — not ideal for recording. Sorry, you may need to put your audio volume setting at the highest level.
A Lehigh student questioned each of the three goals Lehigh laid out for closing the section of Packer Avenue between Vine and Webster.
Safety: how about an additional crosswalk?
Connection between Lehigh and South Bethlehem: how would pushing traffic down a block help that?
Improve pedestrian experience: any data to show that it’s bad now?
The answers might not seem very satisfactory:
- safety is not a prime goal
- congestion can help — to a certain degree — the urban experience
- part of a Lehigh pattern of closing roads
to be continued . . .