How do two-way streets calm traffic?

One-way pairs of multi-lane streets can inadvertently create a "race track" feel, due to wide pavement, straight paths, and well-timed two-phase traffic signals. One-way streets also can hinder the visibility of businesses and access to businesses. 

In contrast, two-way streets tend to reduce vehicle speeds. Two-way roadways also improve access and connectivity, shorten trip lengths, and reduce driver confusion. 

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1. Why are these streets being converted to two-way traffic?
2. Why are portions of First Street and Second streets still one-way?
3. Don't the one-way sections on First and Second streets defeat the purpose of the two-way conversion?
4. Why is the block of Second Street between Broad and Spring remaining one-way?
5. How do two-way streets calm traffic?
6. What happens to traffic patterns during the transition?
7. When will this happen?
8. How long will it take?
9. How much will it cost?