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  1. Are we seriously suggesting hidden speed bumps for scooters or is this a joke? I understand a lot of people are annoyed by these things, but implementation of something like this would seriously injure people and inconvenience the disabled. Do people really feel as though people deserve to be seriously injured because they are riding an electric scooter? That is ludicrous. I never ever understand the passionate and sometimes irrational hate people have for scooters. I also laugh at Uber Drivers complaining about this because I've heard numerous people complaining over the years about Uber Drivers who randomly make U-turns, sharply make turns, block traffic while waiting for their pick-up, make people feel unsafe in the car, and drive erratically. Except in their car they actually have a high percentage chance of killing someone when they drive recklessly. Like it or not these things appear to be the way of the future for transportation in cities, Nashville ought to adapt, accept, and grow transportation solutions like this in order to continue to be the "it city" it has become. Just because they are different than a car does not mean they are any less viable of a transportation option. Build out bike/scooter lane infrastructure and maybe (heaven forbid) sacrifice a few parking spaces for lanes and docking spots. Once this is done, have the police actually enforce the rules on the books. It's a possible solution that is sensible and that will not cost that much money and could solve a lot of issues/arguing/angst.
  2. I live not far from District Wharf and it's a great area. Designed super well and relatively well connected to public transit and walking trails (they also have an awesome concert venue). The development has truly transformed the area. I will say one thing that I think is important that these developers consider though: Diversity of price points in retail/dinning options. The Wharf is beautiful and I spend a lot of time walking around over there, but I do not go out to eat/drink much there because of the around 20 dinning options they have only 4 are not astronomically priced. So, if it wasn't for me living very close I don't know how often I would choose the Wharf as a destination. I've heard other recent college/graduate school grads say the same thing about the prices there. I can't help but think this could be effecting cashflows of the business there because locals are not making it a "regular destination." The development is two years out from it's opening date and there is still a ton of street level retail space that is not filled yet, which leads me to believe the rent is also too high for the area (maybe contributing to the food prices). Either way it was a great addition to the city, but just something to think about.
  3. DC actually is in the middle of capping a small portion of I-395 downtown with buildings and connecting some street network. The project is taking a considerable amount of time though, and I believe was quite costly. However, I know a large portion of this project has been paid for by the private company who wanted to build on top of the interstate. So there are definitely developers out there who would be interested. http://www.capitolcrossingdc.com http://3rdsttunnel.com
  4. Trying not to get argumentative on here as I usually am just a reader of this site, but I relocated to DC from Nashville and currently use the Green and Red Lines to commute to work every day and I am not exactly sure what you are talking about. My commute routinely takes about 25-30 minutes during rush via the metro and during that time I can look over paper work or read the news without worrying about sitting in traffic or driving. I honestly find it super relaxing. Sure sometimes there are delays or construction issues, but this is not the norm. Overall the experience is much preferred to sitting on I-65 north for an hour because too many people are trying to merge at the same time. The few times I've had to take a car to work for whatever reason the commute time is never predictable. Sometimes I get there in 20 minutes, sometimes 50. Plus, with the way the cab drivers drive around here I feel like I am in a defensive driving course the entire time. For me, the reliability of travel time and the removal of stress driving in traffic causes makes me love the DC metro.
  5. Although it does not make sense for it to affect the transit plan, with all the PAC money involved to stop it I unfortunately think it will. Look for arguments along the lines of "if she is not trustworthy in her own marriage, how can we trust her to be honest about this transit plan" or "if she's using public dollars to fund her affair how do we know that she is not wasting money in this 'unnecessary folly.'" This does not necessarily mean the plan will be voted down, but it certainly does not help the campaign to approve it.
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