Between EPD and Grand, Lexington gets over 20,000 ADT. It gets 13,500 ADT through the park. Any bucolic appeal to this "parkway" has long been destroyed. Those tens of thousands of private cars don't need a special permit, why should a bus?
EPD? That’s a pretty obscure acronym.
Took me a while to figure out what you meant.
I moved into that house eons ago, just as they were finishing up the original ‘traffic calming’ project. That was probably the first time I ever heard that phrase.
It was a beautiful project; today it looks nothing like its original grandeur. The fatal flaws included the 4-lane highway feel of it—despite the bricks, grasses, trees, sprinklers, & gateway signage—and the lack of parking, oddly enough, which made it feel even more highway like.
The Parkway part of it was the fear that it would become another Snelling Ave., with diesel buses & trucks belching smoke & noise. In those days, Mpls & St Paul were trying to mollify homeowners who might otherwise end up in the burbs, so they thought in those terms.