Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Feds in my neighborhood!?$$$$
I just got an email from neighbors who went to a city meeting which discussed widening the large street my building is on. I face a side street that's quiet, but the front gates are on a fairly well-traveled street here near Santa Monica. They've been talking about widening this street for about 25 years and nothing's come of it so I was dismayed that it's being brought up again. Here is part of the email my neighbor sent me. Catch the part that really caught my attention?
There are two plans proposed for the widening -- one including bike lanes and one without bike lanes. One of the proposals includes adding a center turn lane. Of course, there is always the option of not doing any widening. This is as a result of a large grant being offered by the Federal Government to do the widening.
Really? A LARGE GRANT? The Federal Government wants my street wider? What, because they're so flush they don't know what to do with our money? Is this amazing, or what?
The Federal Government? Why, because of the BIKE LANE? I'll bet that's it. GREEN, dontcha know. (very few ride bikes around here, by the way)
Typical. The FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS SENDING MONEY TO MY NEIGHBORHOOD TO COMPLETELY DISRUPT THE AREA FOR A YEAR OR SO JUST TO WIDEN MY LITTLE OL' STREET. Isn't that precious? :-)
Posted by Z at 12:22 PM