Changes in Street Direction


With formal study and approval of abutters, the direction of one-way local streets may be changed. This limits cut-through traffic.


  • Reduces the number of cut-through drivers
  • Implementation often requires only signs; no physical changes are needed


  • Impacts access, which results in more traffic on other streets
  • Does not reduce mid-block speeds
  • Impacts the direct access by emergency vehicles
  • Increases travel distance for drivers
  • Consider contraflow bicycle travel to reduce impact on bicycle routes