Urban renewal brings many changes, some better than others. A portion of 8th street’s restructuring was the most recent adjustment made by Capitol City Development Corporation, the agency in charge of urban renewal. What they’ve done is turn the section of street into a “sharrow,” a lane designed to be used by drivers as well as cyclists with an opposite direction bike lane alongside.
While it’s certainly interesting, there have been a few minor problems. As the primary traffic direction of 8th street has been reversed, motorists have been driving the wrong way on the road. We here at All My Sons Moving & Storage care deeply about road safety, but we’re optimistic that the difficulties are temporary and that those driving the wrong way be habit will correct themselves.