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Re: [carfree_cities] Ugh....

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  • Jason Meggs
    Right. A true shame that so much Federal stimulus funds went to shovel ready projects like UNfreeway widening, rather than plan and begin a new paradigm.
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 15, 2010
      Right. A true shame that so much Federal "stimulus" funds went to "shovel
      ready" projects like UNfreeway widening, rather than plan and begin a new
      paradigm.

      At least the article had some real impacts described...this one was
      dramatic:

      > Debbie Nussbaum, who lives in Westwood Hills � basically, ground zero for
      > this project � said a driver lost in her neighborhood the other day went
      > winging by at an excessive speed, clipped a bumper on a parked car and
      > flipped over. Ms. Nussbaum said the woman had to be cut from the wreckage,
      > but declined medical treatment and asked only for help in escaping the
      > neighborhood and getting home.
      >
      > �The commuters in L.A. felt that they really needed an extra lane going
      > north,� she said. �Given that I live in the city, I didn�t think we really
      > need it. On many days, we have gridlock through our neighborhood because
      > they were detouring cars through our neighborhood.�
      >






      On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 5:21 PM, Richard Risemberg
      <rickrise@...>wrote:

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      > NYT's view of LA freeway project:
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      > http://tinyurl.com/25bq6cs
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      > --
      > Richard Risemberg
      > http://www.bicyclefixation.com
      > http://www.newcolonist.com
      > http://www.rickrise.com
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