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    Good Luck driving through midtown...

    [IMG]http://gothamist.com/attachments/nyc_arts_john/022811dot5.jpg[/IMG]


    This is supposed to be 34th St., should make the trip from Lincoln Tunnel to the Midtown Tunnel a real treat for LIers after Jets games. :eek:

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    [QUOTE=jetswin;3969498][IMG]http://gothamist.com/attachments/nyc_arts_john/022811dot5.jpg[/IMG]


    This is supposed to be 34th St., should make the trip from Lincoln Tunnel to the Midtown Tunnel a real treat for LIers after Jets games. :eek:[/QUOTE]

    Good luck stopping your car on a road paved with teak wood. :D

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    [QUOTE=pauliec;3969502]Good luck stopping your car on a road paved with teak wood. :D[/QUOTE]
    good point, but cars won't be allowed, only buses lol

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    Not that anyone cares, but Paris has become a nightmare. The current mayor has totally transformed the city:
    gigantic sidewalks which pick away at existing lanes
    Tramway
    Bus lanes which used to be shared with cars are now exclusively used by buses
    No more parking spots for delivery trucks, so they stop in the middle of the road

    The underlying idea of all these projects is to discourage people from having a friggin car and take public transportation. :cool:

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    [QUOTE=RaoulDuke;3969509]Not that anyone cares, but Paris has become a nightmare. The current mayor has totally transformed the city:
    gigantic sidewalks which pick away at existing lanes
    Tramway
    Bus lanes which used to be shared with cars are now exclusively used by buses
    No more parking spots for delivery trucks, so they stop in the middle of the road

    The underlying idea of all these projects is to discourage people from having a friggin car and take public transportation. :cool:[/QUOTE]

    and that affects us fat, lazy Americans how Frenchy?

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    [QUOTE=Peebag;3969511]and that affects us fat, lazy Americans how Frenchy?[/QUOTE]
    Means you'll have to get up off yer fat azz and walk to a bus stop instead of sitting in yer gas guzzling V12. :dunno:

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    [QUOTE=Peebag;3969511]and that affects us fat, lazy Americans how Frenchy?[/QUOTE]
    because the NYC transportation commissoner has the same screwball ideas

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    [QUOTE=RaoulDuke;3969509]
    The underlying idea of all these projects is to discourage people from having a friggin car and take public transportation. :cool:[/QUOTE]

    you people were much cuter with scooters and clown cars.

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    [QUOTE=Timmy®;3969525][B]you people [/B]were much cuter with scooters and clown cars.[/QUOTE]

    Your attack/post has been reported

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    [QUOTE=Timmy®;3969525]you people were much cuter with scooters and clown cars.[/QUOTE]

    I still dream of owning a 60s/70s-era [I]Cinquecento[/I]. Don't care that I'll get squashed like a bug in an accident.

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    [QUOTE=Borgoguy;3969534]I still dream of owning a 60s/70s-era [I]Cinquecento[/I]. Don't care that I'll get squashed like a bug in an accident.

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    europe was more fun then. remember when they used to make fun of us for wearing blue jeans? been over there recently? these new europeans suck.

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    Does anyone driving realistically expect to get through midtown via 34th Street even presently? That's a rookie/tourist mistake.

    Why not take out a street that is essentially a mission in folly iffin you're trying to get across town? Granted there will be handful of drivers who will need to be specifically on 34th street and its immediate environs. However, you have to think about the public at large. Most rely on walking and the bus. Both of those methods are currently severely "hampured" on 34th street.

    And by the way, I own a car and live in Brooklyn. Presently, especially in midtown, everyone loses; pedestrians, buses and car drivers. You have to think about how to improve things for the most amount of people. Sadly, that usually puts car drivers to the way side.

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    [QUOTE=Timmy®;3969542]europe was more fun then. remember when they used to make fun of us for wearing blue jeans? been over there recently? these new europeans suck.[/QUOTE]

    Totally agree. They are now like Über-Americans; just the consummate, crass consumers of everything we ever created.

    I spent a Summer in Italy back in the 70s. Kids could not understand my jeans, tie dyed hippie gear, or my basketball sneakers.

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    [QUOTE=Timmy®;3969542]europe was more fun then. remember when they used to make fun of us for wearing blue jeans? been over there recently? these new europeans suck.[/QUOTE]

    Doosh form Vermont comes over 30 years ago wearing jeans, now look at us.

    :steamin:

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    [QUOTE=Ha Ha Ha;3969546]Does anyone driving realistically expect to get through midtown via 34th Street even presently? That's a rookie/tourist mistake.

    Why not take out a street that is essentially a mission in folly iffin you're trying to get across town? Granted there will be handful of drivers who will need to be specifically on 34th street and its immediate environs. However, you have to think about the public at large. Most rely on walking and the bus. Both of those methods are currently severely "hampured" on 34th street.

    And by the way, I own a car and live in Brooklyn. Presently, especially in midtown, everyone loses; pedestrians, buses and car drivers. You have to think about how to improve things for the most amount of people. Sadly, that usually puts car drivers to the way side.[/QUOTE]
    If you want to clear up the traffic in Manhattan just make truck deliveries allowed only during off hours.

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    [QUOTE=jetswin;3969551]If you want to clear up the traffic in Manhattan just make truck deliveries allowed only during off hours.[/QUOTE]

    We were talking about this when I was an urban planning student back in the 70s/80s. They are just too chicken s hit to do it.

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    [QUOTE=RaoulDuke;3969550]Doosh form Vermont comes over 30 years ago wearing jeans, now look at us.

    :steamin:[/QUOTE]
    I was in Germany about 25 years ago, bought some really cool plaid pants...my wife (girlfriend at the time) thought they looked dooshy on me. I tried to explain all the young eurodudes were wearing them, to no avail.

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    [QUOTE=jetswin;3969551]If you want to clear up the traffic in Manhattan just make truck deliveries allowed only during off hours.[/QUOTE]

    [QUOTE=Borgoguy;3969554]We were talking about this when I was an urban planning student back in the 70s/80s. They are just too chicken s hit to do it.[/QUOTE]

    I think all of the NIMBY dooshes would complain about all the noise trucks make at night.

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    [QUOTE=Ha Ha Ha;3969559]I think all of the NIMBY dooshes would complain about all the noise trucks make at night.[/QUOTE]
    exactly, and this idea of making streets parkland is just so green!

    :rolleyes:

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    [QUOTE=Timmy®;3969542]europe was more fun then. remember when they used to make fun of us for wearing blue jeans? been over there recently? these new europeans suck.[/QUOTE]

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