The third lane did nothing to hurt River Drive.. It was intolerant people in City hall in the early 2000-2002 that began a crusade of having businesses put up no parking after hours signs and then instructing the police at the time to run anyone off during the evening into the night time from River Drive.. It was a complete abuse of power but unfortunately people simply complied with the demands and here we are today.. It can change.. Question is are people willing to try again?
Apparently not, where have subsequent "RRD's" been? After the first one, everyone was all "Let's have another one!" and "We can do this anytime we want!!" and guess what? It flopped. There hasn't been one and there likely will never be another.
I've read some comments that "It's stupid" and that "My kids don't need to be out there having fun with other kids". Yet, these same people are the ones who were out there having fun.
There will not be a RRD orchestrated by any "regular joe" around here because no one has the pull to walk in the courthouse and get it done. Then, there's all of the overzealous business owners who cry to the police because someone is parked in ther parking lot.
The businessowners in this town need to get thier heads out fo thier butt, get down off thier high horse, and let this town thrive.
And then, you have your wonderful Irvine police who will ALWAYS argue against it. Why? Because they actually have to get off thier butt and go patrol the street to make sure everyone is law-abiding. Good ol' Adrian is perfectly happy sitting in his cruiser with his thumb stuck up his butt. If it means more work for them, of course they'l complain.
Long story short, there likely won't be another RRD. Only Nivra and Joe blow Crawford will be able to beg hard enough to allow another one.