That's what I was told today at the traffic commission meeting.
One gets the feeling that the city is just along for the ride on a runaway train of development by corporations who care about their profits but do not care about this neighborhood because they are not paid to care about this neighborhood and do not live here. Whose definition of good health means a healthy bottom line. Short-term profit for the few over long-term good for the many.
Healthy means the good of the whole. Healthy means get out of your filth-emitting vehicles and walk. Ride a bike. Take public transportation. Preserve and conserve the world that nourished our ancestors.
Healthy means listen to people even if they are not rich or powerful. You would not tell Thomas Beeman, Daniel Porterfield or their paid representatives at a public meeting that their comments would be better made elsewhere. Don't say that to a citizen taxpayer either.
The soon-to-be former rail yard's development is tied to the opening of this quiet neighborhood to Harrisburg Pike/Prince Street traffic. Let's plan together for the impact that will cause. What are the numbers we can expect? The city says it doesn't know. The city says wait and see until the street is opened and then we'll think about what if anything can be done to help calm that flood of vehicles.
We need better answers than that, and soon.
Deep pockets are funding the development here. Deep pockets can do better for the city, and for this neighborhood. Hire the experts needed and get traffic studies done before the flood.