Artprize99

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  1. But in Grand Rapids on the 2 lane freeways it's jammed up and not moving at all whereas the three lane 131 moves much smoother, even tho it's one of the busiest in the state, the fact that it's very straight and has three lanes and no left exits helps a lot but for what ur describing id recommend instead of 6 to have 2 each way in the middle as express that bypass the exits, maybe till those. Then have four each way as regulars with an HOV lane, that might help, or there could b reversible tolls in the middle like 3 lanes there that reverse, then 3 each way regular, but if u feel it's unnecessary then they prob r really good with planning ahead except they maybe didn't think of a modern design and they just made it wide to prepare.
  2. Well the airport is breaking records every year and they r doing a lot of big expansions so they will probably always b doing stuff to expand it and make it better.
  3. Actually 131 is to 76th st and rivertown parkway is 3 lanes as well as 31 in holland. There are plenty of small cities with wide freeways and large cities with narrow ones and medium cities with both. Also speeds r slower in higher traffic areas for safety. That's cuz the roads r old and outdated and were designed for the traffic 50 years ago and not for anything nearly as heavy as it is today.
  4. They do solve problems, they increase capacity and safety as well as modern interchanges and other. However there is a limit when adding more won't do any good where it would b best to either create more freeways and or create toll lanes.
  5. Woodland does have probably the best benefits because they r a larger enclosed mall with a lot of upscale suburbs nearby that people come from. However Breton village and knapps crossing r smaller lifestyle centers so they won't be trying to lure as many in, also they have a much higher income with neighborhoods nearby, whereas woodland is a mall that people come from far away to go to. They should just put in way in the back by the goodwill, then it would be in GR township too.
  6. This sounds like florida, they are very good with planning and everything, you name it. Someone needs to knock some sense into the people doing it here.
  7. Yes I know, there's so many things that need to be done. The size of the city doesn't have much to do with a lot of the things u mentioned cuz I've seen a ton of cities the size of like traverse city or something that have freeways prepared for the traffic and like more gates and destinations at the airport and stuff. I think it's something with the state like they r in a mess or something. Because there is a lot of stuff that should have been done here years ago but somebody isn't thinking clearly and planning stuff like other states have been. However a lot of things have made progress, like the airport has a lot more flights being added and is undergoing all these expansions so it will be a lot nicer than most airports, also every year there's a bunch of new stores and restaurants, and there's a lot of nice centers expanding and remodeling a lot, like woodland and Breton village. And there's plans for a soccer stadium and team, and more convention space, and taller and more buildings, but the main thing I haven't seen a lot of progress on is the road widening.
  8. How does this relate to the topic at all? This has nothing to do with the airport...
  9. I've never heard of a metro area of over 1m considered small ....... also Holland is part of that metro. And there's a lot of airports without direct access.
  10. It's a lot larger than the areas I listed, and I could find more examples. Also it's one of the fastest growing in the country, fastest in Michigan.
  11. those are the states that have Dillard's from their website, most have them, and r in very similar places and have similar number of locations to Macy's, also there is a Nordstrom and a saks in Naples Florida which has a metro pop of about 300,000, also Sarasota Florida has a saks which the metro there is about 700,000, also Grand Rapids metro is over 1.5 million right now and expanding a lot and that metro doesn't include all of Holland or Muskegon areas, doesn't include Kalamazoo or a lot of other surrounding cities. There is also a saks in Greenwich Connecticut which is a small town of 61,000 and part of a metro with about 900,000, I could find many more examples, but this is what I meant when I said that. All of my example had metros under 1m whereas Grand Rapids is approaching 2m.
  12. Actually the population doesn't really have anything to do with it because Grand Rapids metro area is four times larger than a lot of cities that have Nordstrom and Bloomingdales and saks and Neiman Marcus. I've never heard of an upscale store not going to an area because of the population because of it were about population, then Grand Rapids metro is more than large enough to have every store that exists. Also Dillard's is in almost every state and yes is a lot like Macy's but slightly different brands. However von maur and lord and Taylor are a big step up from those two.
  13. Ok thanks, but this map is odd cuz it shows they want to put wet seal back in here and they left the mall. Also they want Dead Sea and brookstone out which r usually in upscale malls, also many outdated stores r not shown to be remodeled. I think when they did this it was based on what stores were planning on eventually leaving and what stores were planning on remodels. I am very excited to see what ends up happening, especially with Apple currently happening. Also yes it is odd they r getting dicks cuz they have a really nice one down the street and a golf galaxy in center point and I usually only see this in a mall that lost a upscale anchor, I would think they'd wanna fill that space with a Nordstrom, lord and Taylor, Bloomingdales, Dillard's,
  14. Where did u see that gap and brooks tone we're leaving? Is they a map that shows them gone?
  15. There is one in rivertown. Oh, but you said that like brrokstone and gap were suppose to leave ?