Saturday, January 29, 2005

Highways or Byways

Hear we go driving Briggs and Strattons down the freeway. Environmental lobby in Olympia are pushing for emissions reduction by 2008

I would Bet that 35% emissions reduction could be achieved if we had highways that were designed to move traffic. And wouldn't it be nice if Seattle and Tacoma could improve there infrastructure so people would not have to use the freeway to go from one side of town to the other.

If the State want's to cut emissions cut the commute time.... There are more off ramps an on ramps between Tumwater and Marysville than there is on I-90 crossing the state of Montana. The off ramps give way to secondary streets usually with a stop sign or light, backing traffic up on freeway. on ramps give a very limited space to merge, before having to exit, run off the road or get run over.

Limited access, two more lanes each way, off ramps that merge at interchanges, fix problem with inter lacing traffic at the on ramps next to off ramps, Get city buss off the freeway and enforce traffic laws that the other 49 states use.

I-5 an I-90 are state and federal highways not city street. There not there for the city's on there core-adore to use as a means to shirk there responsibility to there own infrastructure.... During the construction of I-5 Seattle was more interested in how many access points that could be gained to the new interstate, rather than its own streets.

Coast? Yes but not near what its going to coast in time setting in the I-5 parking lot, in lives, jobs, emissions, taxes for quick temporary fixes and fuel and so on. If we can not move goods, services and general traffic, the business community will become stagnate and degrade.... How many gallons of fuel are consumed each hour day, week , month and year on slow downs, backed up traffic and sitting at stop signs? Aside from our time spent in our auto that could put to better things.

Treating the symptom not the cause, that is what our state government spends money on best. Look at the time and money spent on mass transit.... One would have to wonder about the highway funds spent on bicycle paths and paved right of ways on our roads. Oh all of that foliage in an around the freeway and highways that takes priority over repair.

What it boils down to is, do we want to let the state continue to strangling growth and piling on onerous regulations?

2 Comments:

At 10:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear The Roy Boy,

I perused your post ( Highways or Byways) with much interest as I was looking for ways to buy and sell road repair equipment. Unfortunately your article was not exactly what I was looking for
road repair equipment. But luckily there is a site I have found that allows you to buy and sell anything like road repair equipment on interest free credit and you can pay for your road repair equipment whenever you want. Here's the link one more time: road repair equipment.

 
At 8:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear The Roy Boy,

I perused your post ( Highways or Byways) with much interest as I was looking for ways to buy and sell road construction software. Unfortunately your article was not exactly what I was looking for
road construction software. But luckily there is a site I have found that allows you to buy and sell anything like road construction software on interest free credit and you can pay for your road construction software whenever you want. Here's the link one more time: road construction software.

 

Post a Comment

<< Home

YOUALL COME BACK NOW YE HERE