On the one hand they’re constantly telling us that Allentown’s doomed, any revitalization efforts you want to try are doomed, you’ll never get middle-income people to come downtown, and everyone should just stick to crying about Hess’s.
But on the other hand, putting a hockey arena downtown would be too successful because it would attract too many people and create a traffic nightmare!
These people are already whining about the problems that might occur if the plan works.
There’s no reason there have to be traffic problems. You could have people park further away and have a bus or trolley run between the parking garage and the arena. Public transportation, parking prices or eventually congestion pricing are all good ways to address any congestion problems that arise. It’s not a valid reason to oppose the arena or locate it elsewhere. Any new development should take place in the core, not the periphery.