Road diets are decimating local businesses.
Across the country ‘Road Diets’ on major boulevards cost businesses dearly. Small mom and pop shops which contribute to the unique character of our communities are usually the ones hurt the most by a road diet. As customers give up on fighting the traffic and find other places to shop some storess relocate and others are forced to close altogether. Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Seattle, the story iss always the same. When lanes and/or parking are removed and traffic backs up customers find other places to shop.
Reports From Across the Country of Businesses Impacted by Road Diets
Brownsboro Road business owners say they're impacted by "road diet" construction / Read @ WDRB.com
‘Road Diet’ Causes Problems / Read @ Colorado Community Media
New Roosevelt Way Bike Lanes Have Bikers, and Local Businesses, Hitting the Road / Read @ Seattle Weekly
Phoenix dumps Main Street road diet / Read @ Mail Tribune
Road diets are starving small businesses / Read @ LA Daily News
Business Owners Say Their Livelihoods Are Being Threatened By Lack Of Available Parking Spaces / Watch @ CBS NYC
‘Great Streets’ Road Diet ‘Destroyed My Life And Ruined My Family,’ Says Mar Vista Restaurateur / Watch @ CBS LA
Road Diet Slims Business Earnings / Watch @ CBS LA