I think another, more permanent, idea that would be a long-term fix and serve as an alternative to a bypass is a downtown reversible third lane. Rush hour traffic flows one way on Md. 30, depending on the time of day. A reversible third lane, adjusted via a lane control system, would provide morning commuters with a second lane heading south, and evening commuters with a second lane heading north. Main Street is approximately 36 feet wide (the width varies block to block) with each lane stretching 11 feet wide. A third 11-foot lane could be created that would fit within the parameters set by the existing curbs and sidewalks. This method for reducing rush hour traffic is already used in Maryland at the Bay Bridge, in Baltimore on the Hanover St. Bridge, and in Silver Spring on Georgia Ave. and Colesville Road.