One-way Riverside not well thought out
After reading about converting Riverside Drive to one way (“Changing Riverside Drive” Index-Tribune, Sept. 7), a big concern for us is that those small and narrow streets of Craig, Baxter, Lucas and Comstock will be overrun with drivers who will inevitably use those streets and not go to Railroad Avenue.
Has their been a formal survey done by any independent group of all the Springs’ residents, and not just those on Riverside? Many were unaware of this until the newspaper story. Additionally, Riverside Drive is used by many Sonoma residents trying to avoid that gridlock on Highway 12 through the Springs. That brings more traffic impact.
Safety is not an issue limited to Riverside Drive. All of the streets of the Springs are heavily used by the residents for walking and bike riding. Turning Riverside Drive into a one-way street may have the opposite effect of that intended, by causing increased burden to all the Spring’s streets.
We are not sure this idea has been well thought out to the extent of all those who will be impacted.
Jae Ann Jeys