I'm not whining - did I sound like I was? Because I wasn't.
figure of speech, lost in translation... wasn't accusing anyone of whining, but the phrase seemed to fit well.
And none of those streets need to be widened any more than they are - 7th Street is already too wide and could stand to be brought back to four lanes with on-street parking its entire length between the river and the museums.
i was referring to the streets that will eventually run through the developments, not the main thoroughfares - hence the reference to southlake. 1709 (southlake blvd) is certainly wide enough, but the streets that actually run though the town square are quite narrow, a complaint of many patrons.
as for the status quo, i don't disagree with you that our auto-centric culture is in jeopardy, but that doesn't mean its going to change any faster. you can't plan a development for something that may or may not occur 10 or 20 years down the road - you won't be around to see the benefit because the bank will have foreclosed on you already. until there is substantial progress made, the money won't be there to chase around what if
s. its likely to be cheaper and easier to make adjustments when the what if
s actually happen.