I'm working on a study to convert two one-way steets in our downtown to two-way. From an engineering perspective, it doesn't make any sense as far as efficiency or safety (either vehicular or pedestrian), however there is the claim by some that it will have a great economic impact. I'm trying to find anything (a study, report, paper, etc.) that substantiates, or disproves, this claim. I have heard and read the planning theory that converting to two-way streets will make our downtown more friendly to business, but haven't come across anything that supports it.