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I'm not a city planner... 
12th-May-2008 08:41 am
we have a problem with your brain being
or a transportation engineer, or anything like that, but I would think that just maybe Monday morning commute hour is not the best time to shut down two of the four lanes of 8th Street going through Chinatown, from about Alice to Broadway, for construction.

At least, that's what I thought about as the bus sat motionless for five minutes on the way in this morning. And since the bus was hemmed in by construction equipment and such, it wasn't really possible to say "bah, I'll walk" and get off.

12th-May-2008 04:21 pm (UTC) - You ridiculous person withy common sense!
13th-May-2008 12:46 am (UTC)
Regularly shutting down two lanes on two sides of the busy Grand/Harrison intersection during rush hour for practically two years seemed pretty lame to me, too. The city leaders should have been imposing $20k/day fines for that kind of chicanery.

I can understand construction workers wanting to work "normal" hours, and unions demanding 1.5x pay for working weekends or evenings. But construction during heavy business hours...
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