NdoorTX wrote:... Maybe our Forum member who lives in Atlanta can tell us how pleasant it is to commute in a verdant place like his. Even our nemesis to the south- Houston- has gotten into the act of greening up it's own thoroughfares.
https://www.charlotteagenda.com/18954/1 ... tree-city/
homeworld1031tx wrote:So the project is essentially done as of now. What is everyone's thoughts on the outcome of this project? Generally, it appears to be a major improvement, but there is still one very significant bottle neck that this project appears to have made much, much worse, which is very (VERY) frustrating: when transiting between I35E southbound to I30 eastbound, all the traffic gets dropped into the right three controlled access exit lanes, and is separate from the I30 westbound main lanes for nearly the entire stretch of the I30 canyon. The merge point to get onto the I30 lanes is a single lane access that is CONSTANTLY backed up. I know that this access point is further away from the horseshoe project and thus probably wasn't covered by it, but you really have to be annoyed to see such poor planning since traffic in this specific segment is definitely worse than it was originally.
Alex Rodriguez wrote:
I could be wrong, but I believe the Lowest Stemmons Project is going to address some of this problem.
NdoorTX wrote:thanks for the description Tam. I knew it had to be lovely. The tree canopy in Atlanta is amazing. I lived in SoCal for 5 years and prefer the hills and forest you described. I'm going to prepare a presentation for the city council, our new city manager and see what response I get to a public/private/volunteer tree planting coalition. It can't hurt- there are city bond packages up for a vote soon.
joshua.dodd wrote:I'm not sure if they are going to start construction on the Canyon. I think TxDOT is debating different plans over the Canyon. The options they are considering includes demolishing the Canyon and rerouting 30 altogether. Not sure how that will pan out. But it's something they are seriously considering.
homeworld1031tx wrote:joshua.dodd wrote:I'm not sure if they are going to start construction on the Canyon. I think TxDOT is debating different plans over the Canyon. The options they are considering includes demolishing the Canyon and rerouting 30 altogether. Not sure how that will pan out. But it's something they are seriously considering.
I find it hard to believe that they're considering this, when they just spend 700 million dollars rebuilding the i30/i35 interchange. I am all for them tearing up the canyon and making it a straight pass through with only an exit or two into downtown though. The entire area is a wasteland and could use a nice shot in the arm.
electricron wrote:I don't think the Corps of Engineers will approve planting many trees in the Trinity River Spillway, or on its levees. So any landscaping will have to be done outside of the levees. And that's probably less than 20% of the acerage.
I remember Dallas asking TXDOT to plant landscaping along North Central Expressway, which turned brown and died within years during the first drought. A major mistake.
Just plant some drought resistant grass and hope it rains will probably be best in our climate.
Additionally, I'm tired of people from Southern California suggesting how Texans should do anything!
What's the average number of days the City of Los Angeles see 110 degrees F temperatures per year?
Here's the average of several cities:
http://www.kvoa.com/story/35639617/the- ... 00-degrees
Phoenix = 110
Las Vegas = 74
Dallas = 18
Sacramento = 15
Wichita = 13
Salt Lake City = 6
Bismark = 2
Los Angeles = 2
There are reasons people flock to Texas, and I suggest their number one reason is NOT to be more like Los Angeles.
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