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Small town saves itself by NOT widening its Main Street

Hamburg, New York has US 62 for its Main Street. The State DOT was going to add a lane to it, remove parking and narrow sidewalks — but town residents had other ideas. Eventually they had the road “rebuilt to slow traffic and aid pedestrians. The changes have inspired business investment and civic activity.” Read […]

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How State DOTs Can Help Revitalize a Town’s Main Street

In 2010 the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) published a report called The Road to Livability: How State Departments of Transportation are Using Road Investments to Improve Community Livability How do DOTs do this? Often by reducing lanes on Main Streets that are also State Highways, and constructing traffic-claming, pedestrian and […]

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