Read through the whole thing. I think it's the nail in the coffin of MTC as proposed. Either the thing is way scaled down, which destroys its justification as a Cool Springs within Metro's borders, OR somebody is going to have to spend hundreds of millions and get community approval on a new bridge, massive infrastructure improvements, and a public transit plan that ties it into MTA. Who is paying for that? Not the Mays, at least not without taking most, or all, of their profit away.
The dismissal of the image of happy bike commuters pedaling through a nature preserve on their way to high tech jobs is one of the funniest pieces of the new study. Pedestrian/bicycle commute would have ZERO impact on traffic.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Enclave commenter DG read the entire 115 pages of the May Town Center traffic impact study, which came out this morning, and he sees a mortal wound in the original MTC proposal: