Given the conflicting objectives between traffic flow and creating a safer and more inviting Downtown Vero, it would seem there is a compromise around which a consensus could be built. I am moved by the fact that Sebastian accommodates a higher amount of traffic on HW1 than Vero does on Twin Pairs with only two thru lanes in each direction; Vero does the same on HW1 south of HW60.
I would be interested in Mr. Good's idea relating to how the three thru-lanes that would be eliminated could be cost-effectively repurposed to promote safety, thruput and ambience were the city to decide against HW60 parking and bike lanes. For example:
Reduce HW60 thru-only lanes to two east and two west per the proposal; lower and enforce a lower speed limit
Eliminate the proposed parallel parking on both branches of HW 60
Ideally, eliminate the bike lane; if FDOT requires it, discourage use and strengthen/promote alternate bike routes on secondary streets
Create right and left turn-only lanes at key cross streets to assure that turning cars do not restrict the two remaining thru lanes in each direction
Establish pedestrian-friendly and aesthetically pleasing bump-outs where right or left turn-only lanes are not needed