Hannegan Roseberry’s wonderful column on two-way streets: “What are we waiting for?”


I had a rejoinder …

Let’s ask the old white guys: Revisiting last Saturday’s dismal “spotlight” on street reconversion.

… but the accumulated weariness at being compelled to rebut the same tired arguments again and again plainly got to me.

Thanks, Hannegan. Thanks for having the patience to tackle their idiocy point by point. Thanks for standing tall on behalf of the neighborhood.

Just plain thanks. We needed this.

GUEST COLUMN: New Albany deserves two-way streets, by Hannegan Beardsley Roseberry (Morrissongs)

I am writing with regards to the recent story titled “As Cities Convert to One-Way Streets, is New Albany Next?” As a resident of Spring Street who lives in the epicenter of this debate, I am baffled as to how this article was written without talking to a single resident of the neighborhoods affected. To add to my dismay, the article took a negative tone toward two-way street conversion, despite the national research, statistics, and specific experiences of other cities pointing to the contrary. Of the six people quoted in the article — all business owners and/or politicians — four people were opposed to the idea, one was in support, and one was up for “whatever is best.” I feel the voices of the residents affected should have been heard.