Atlantic City council candidates criticize ‘road diet’ plan | Local News

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Atlantic Metropolis is placing Atlantic Avenue on a “street eating regimen,” going from 4 lanes to 2 and including bike lanes and parking, to sluggish site visitors and improve security.




ATLANTIC CITY — The town’s plans for a “street eating regimen” for Atlantic Avenue ought to be modified or scrapped, in accordance with Metropolis Council candidates collaborating in a discussion board Thursday evening sponsored by the Chelsea Neighborhood Affiliation.

Even Democrats working on Mayor Marty Small Sr.’s ticket stated the plan wants tweaking, whereas Small defended it throughout the mayoral candidates’ portion.

“Sure parts specialists are saying will work very effectively, others gained’t,” stated Council President George Tibbitt, who’s working for reelection on a Democratic ticket with Small, metropolis Constituent Providers Director Bruce Weekes and longtime Housing Authority board member Stephanie Marshall. “After listening to from neighborhood associations, we’re taking a look at the entire thing. We’re ready on engineers to provide an entire 48-block report on that.”

In Could, metropolis officers stated the town has the funding and is finalizing plans to make the four-lane Atlantic Avenue a two-lane avenue for automobiles and vehicles from Albany Avenue at Stockton College to its finish within the inlet at Maine Avenue, in a bid to lower accidents, notably deadly pedestrian crashes.

The 2 outdoors journey lanes would turn out to be protected bike lanes, and parking would stay parallel on the curb, metropolis Engineer Uzo Ahiarakwe has stated.

Republicans, nonetheless, had been rather more essential.

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