Letter: Downtown streets impossible to navigate

I think the city literally has lost its mind. The streets in downtown Cedar Rapids are absolutely impossible to navigate, not to mention taking down signal lights that most likely will lay around and rust, then making and installing new signs which probably cost taxpayers thousands of dollars. All of this to benefit downtown, which most people avoid. The start and stop traffic is slowing the flow way down to the point where accidents are inevitable. All these changes happening that in 20 years will be changed back because someone from out of state will convince a new City Council that traffic will “flow better” when the streets are one way. I hope I live long enough to see the city have to admit they made a huge mistake. I won’t even begin the letter about how awful our streets are on every side of town.

Eileen McDermott

Cedar Rapids

Like what you're reading?

We make it easy to stay connected:

to our email newsletters
Download our free apps

Give us feedback

Have you found an error or omission in our reporting? Tell us here.
Do you have a story idea we should look into? Tell us here.