"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both"
It is definitely a foolish idea to reduce the lanes on outer Lisbon St. given the fact that it is a heavily driven area, all you would be doing was taking an area that is unclogged and making it clogged with traffic. Will it slower the traffic, yes. Will it also in turn back traffic up, yes. The issue isn't with Lisbon St. the issue is with the ramps, if they would work on the configuration of I-95 and the ramps that feed into Lisbon St. you'd more then likely fix the issue regarding traffic accidents or at least make them fewer as this article states.
If you could mesh both candidates together you'd have one great leader for Lewiston. Their flaws are the other ones weakness in my eyes, Robert MacDonald should choose the things he says a bit more carefully much like Larry Gilbert. However Mr. Gilbert's should be more proactive into making Lewiston not being perceived as a "welfare city" much like Mr. MacDonald.
However jobs must be created for the city and the area with Lewiston being the hub. Other then the riverfront they should try to develop the land that is immediately off of the turnpike.Although the Mayor doesn't have a whole lot of power in the grand scheme of things, both should push towards finally sticking to the Riverfront Island Master plan and get that moving as quickly and steadily as possible. Both should work with local colleges/universities, more importantly USM L-A to grow and expand their offerings within the community, whether that is working with the college itself or with local representatives at the state level.
Pretty excited to see hockey played at the Colisee yet again. However I hope they change the name to something that is more fitting of Lewiston/Auburn.