No Silver Bullet for TC’s East-West Traffic

No Silver Bullet for TC’s East-West Traffic

Recently, TC-TALUS-this region’s transportation and land use planning body-released a memo that described the challenges with our road network’s ability to handle the traffic that travels between the east and west sides of the Grand Traverse region. The document is intended to help the TC-TALUS board prioritize major transportation projects for the region’s long-range transportation plan. Here are a few reactions.

Five Ways to Beat Traffic in Traverse City

Five Ways to Beat Traffic in Traverse City

We also know we can’t build our way out of congestion. No city in the world has ever done this, and Traverse City will not be the first. But what we can do is this: Manage regional traffic and reduce in-town, peak-hour commuter traffic. We’ll explore these proposals in detail in an upcoming blog post series titled Five Ways to Beat Traffic in TC.

Traffic solutions require leadership, not a bridge

Traffic solutions require leadership, not a bridge

Traffic problems take on new urgency during Traverse City’s busy season as too much congestion hampers business growth, wastes fuel, and hurts this area’s quality of life. But local leaders need to fix our existing transportation network first before pursuing an expensive, ill-conceived, short-term remedy like a new Hartman-Hammond bridge.

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