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#1 2022-01-24 15:35:56

RedFalcon
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Registered: 2013-10-10
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KXAN to the rescue

Well, that was a close call in local news today.

"Why neighbors worry city transportation plan could change their central Austin neighborhood"
https://www.kxan.com/news/neighbors-wor … ghborhood/

Thank goodness they didn't go with "Why pedestrians, cyclists, and people concerned about global climate change are glad to see city transportation taking these issues seriously."

Wheh! Close one. Clutch my NIMBY pearls and maybe even faint at the thought. To change a Central Austin Neighborhood would be like deleting some of the Ten Commandments or revoking the Bill of Rights! Those poor poor Central Austin homeowners are just so overlooked by the big bad mean system!

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#2 2022-01-24 23:27:35

MichaelBluejay
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Re: KXAN to the rescue

Indeed.  Reminds me of an article I wrote over 20 years ago, still linked in the Justice menu above about how the media fails us.  I'd have a gazillion more examples if I'd kept it current.

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#3 2022-01-25 13:26:18

dougmc
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Re: KXAN to the rescue

I saw that headline and thought "well, that's something we don't see here very often!"

And then I read the rest ... "ah."

:)

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#4 2022-01-26 12:41:08

Darron
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Re: KXAN to the rescue

"end of their neighborhood as they know it."

I didn't realize street striping and parking are what defines a neighborhood!

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#5 2022-01-26 17:33:26

Jack
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Re: KXAN to the rescue

Darron wrote:

"end of their neighborhood as they know it."

I didn't realize street striping and parking are what defines a neighborhood!

Turns out that Austin neighborhoods are made entirely of slippery slopes.

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#6 2022-01-26 18:12:14

Darron
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Posts: 114

Re: KXAN to the rescue

Jack wrote:
Darron wrote:

"end of their neighborhood as they know it."

I didn't realize street striping and parking are what defines a neighborhood!

Turns out that Austin neighborhoods are made entirely of slippery slopes.

It's a wonder cars can even drive on them they are so slippery.  Must be using some kind of special tires, like Goodyear® Hyperboles™ or similar.

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