Congratulations to the Fort Worth City Council for reducing funding for urban village projects. The West Rosedale Street project is a prime example of the boondoggle that occurs when you attempt to convert a high-traffic major thoroughfare to a slow-paced neighborhood street by reducing lanes.
In the recent ice storm, the mixmaster was impassable for extended periods. Much of the traffic was diverted to Rosedale.
The loss of a lane contributed greatly to massive traffic jams. Needless to say, this severely restricted the ambulances, fire trucks and police vehicles that regularly use Rosedale.
The damage is already done at Rosedale. I predict that in a few years the city will be looking for funds to restore the street to three lanes each way.
Millions of dollars already have been squandered. It will take millions more to correct the mistake.