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  1. This is awesome! Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk
  2. While we're at it we should just tear down 131 and figure something else out. It's burying heads in sand to say that rebuilding the highway for auto traffic is a smart move. That nasty, decrepit highway has already hurt tens of thousands through pollution of all kinds. I guess that's what an expanding metro needs, and poor people be damned. Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk
  3. Pedestrian malls have worked in more places than NYC. This article, published a few days ago, showcases some surviving (even thriving) examples of pedestrian malls. It also makes a fantastic point: context matters. IMO , the one lane of traffic on Monroe Center is terrible in the sense that I could taste the vehicle exhaust as I ate outside on a beautiful day at Brick and Porter. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-09-09/why-america-fell-out-of-love-with-the-pedestrian-mall?utm_content=citylab&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic Sent f
  4. There are no streets that would be worse off than they are already with the current standard of unrestricted vehicle access. The Open Streets program in NYC has been very successful. At the very least that section of Bridge should be closed to vehicle traffic on Fridays and Saturdays. There are more than enough people walking through there to occupy the space and make it feel alive. Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk
  5. I believe it is sign work, because MDOT doesn't waste enough money. It's slated to last through mid-September.
  6. Traffic is a gas, not a liquid. Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk
  7. Yep, just repairs at Central Station. Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk
  8. I really hope you heard wrong. No way is a third lane going to significantly improve travel times for at most 3 hours a day. That's the last thing we need, anyway. I do agree with your perception of EB. I don't know that I've ever been in a backup on that side, at any time of day. Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk
  9. I can see the resemblance, but the GVSU building looks like an extremely cheap knock off of that beautiful stone. Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk
  10. Wasn't there a plan at some point to construct some kind of zig zagging path across the hill, or am I just dreaming? Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk
  11. So we're getting one modestly-sized office building and two GIANT garages that are going to be occupied 8-10 hours a day? I think Monroe North is on the losing end of this deal, but that's the way the money cookie crumbles.
  12. Yesterday from Gillett Bridge. It probably looks even better in today's sunshine! Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk
  13. Hopefully this results in more tickets being issued. Parking enforcement is so hit or miss in this city. This is especially a problem in the winter. Our street constantly had cars parked on the wrong side, making it difficult for the plows. Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk
  14. My wife and I recently purchased a 100 year old house in the city, and today during the course of our work on the basement we found The Grand Rapids Herald Sunday paper from 1/15/1933. It was a lot of fun to read all of the old stories and imagine the world in GR at that time.
  15. This is (eventually) bad news for Allegan County, but if I was a pharmaceutical company in MI I can't think of any other place I'd rather be. It seems like a shame that the government had to hand over $2 million as part of the deal. This isn't Flint, for Christ's sake. https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2020/10/perrigo-building-448m-headquarters-in-grand-rapids-plans-for-170-new-jobs.html?outputType=amp&__twitter_impression=true Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
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