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Rough road ahead? More on intersection project

March 2, 2013

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exofDevola

Mar-03-13 10:59 PM

Working stiff, did it ever occur to you that with all this knowledge you claim to have , and your ability to tell everyone how to do their jobs, plus what to believe, you should run for office . I am sure the tea party would love you.

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oldhickory

Mar-03-13 9:25 PM

I'm sorry, Workingstiff. Did you say something?

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Tessie

Mar-03-13 8:54 PM

You forgot psychotic. Oops! That's you not them.

Accusing someone of being a Socialist really doesn't carry the same weight as it did in WW II.

Did you know The Pledge of Allegiance was written by a Socialist? The Paranoia of Communism and the Cold War cause Eisenhower to add "under God". The salute until the late 1930s was the same as the Nazi salute. That's when we started putting our hands over our hearts. Socialist thinking has always been part of our government.

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irisheyes

Mar-03-13 6:44 PM

We have the very finest city council and administration we have ever had!

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StreetProse

Mar-03-13 6:30 PM

WORKINGSTIFF rails against socialism but posts his TL;DR blogs with regularity on someone else's website.

Also, Obama and Common have nothing to do with the intersection discussion. Southside of Chicago rhetoric has infected the grey matter.

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BeRight

Mar-03-13 1:20 PM

wps3417: no problem. Funny thing is that every meeting it seems they talk about re-timing the lights as the simplest way to make a change without spending money. They could do this while continuing to study options. Simply by extending the time between when the light turns red at Pike and Green and the light turns green at Seventh in front o Speedway by maybe 5 seconds…………………..

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bwc511

Mar-03-13 10:25 AM

Stiff! But, this is paving the way to the capitalism you have been stammering for. People will be able to get to wal mart more quickly, buy all the cheap goods and enrich commerce. It might slow things down for awhile, but just think of the boom afterward. Your arguing against this reminds me off all those people (what would you call them - communists?) in Nebraska who prevented the oil pipeline from Alberta going through their state.

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exofDevola

Mar-02-13 8:29 PM

Stiff the article is about a traffic change in marietta which has nothing to do with Barack and Michelle Obama , or Jackson pool or burr oak , or lookout park. This is about a traffic change, you need not make everything to suit your political agenda . Your 244pm post is way over the line and abusive and should be taken down. It has nothing to do with the article ,no one but you thinks it makes sense. I don't understand how anyone person can be so filled with rage.

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verymad

Mar-02-13 7:24 PM

Stiffy u are losing it!

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voiceofreason1

Mar-02-13 6:57 PM

Thank goodness this debacle-in-the-making is being reconsidered!

I did think it was funny that when it was pointed out what would happen when Pike Street flooded, council quickly said a detour could be created, allowing a left turn from 7th to Greene. I don't believe they had thought of the flood situations before. Seems like this little detail might have slipped their minds.

I've said from the start this is a flawed design. Just because there is available money for the intersection changes doesn't mean it's going to work. Throw out those plans and get back to the basics of changing the light timing.

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wps3417

Mar-02-13 5:06 PM

BeRight- my apologies. I did not realize there was another round-about option on the table.

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hockeypuck

Mar-02-13 3:21 PM

Well, you Clowncil members wanted the job, now it is time to choose. Think you can make everyone happy? Remember, you asked for the job. If your "party boss" was able to infect you, your soul will pay the price. - See more at: ***********mariettatimes****/page/content****ment/id/550198/Rough-road-ahead--More-on-intersection-project.html?nav=5002#sthash.fBqjG2Bz.dpuf

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begame

Mar-02-13 2:55 PM

WS: do you have to dominate every thread you have an opinion on? STFU

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begame

Mar-02-13 1:37 PM

If people are so concerned about the "big city" traffic on Pike St., there are other ways that will take you to Norwood...Colgate to Greene is an easy, low traffic way. So it's a few blocks farther-it's quicker, especially if you aren't coming from downtown.....no lights, no traffic turning into fast food joints.

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Tessie

Mar-02-13 12:45 PM

Mr. Brightbill, traffic is prevented from making a left turn onto Phillips from Acme, as it should be. That street appears to be the most narrow two way street in the city, no wider than Union St, which most think of as an alley. That section of Phillips should be one way from Greene to Acme.

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Tessie

Mar-02-13 12:43 PM

There are some very easy fixes at this intersection without sacrificing safety or ease of travel. They do not sacrifice turns to and from Greene St. Start by synchronizing the lights.

Mr. Thomas, there are already ADA compliant crosswalks at the intersection. There aren't crosswalks for anyone across Pike except at Pike and Wayne, and going south until one reaches the intersection at Greene and the Williamstown Bridge. It's not always about ADA.

Some of you continue to throw barbs at the "clowncil" and "Democrat administration." You have three, and maybe five council members, who oppose this plan. You have a Democrat mayor who wishes to go ahead with this. And you have the appointed administration, who are Republicans. It's not the "good old boy" network we need to be concerned about. It's the mayor's network with his former "military" cronies that needs to be closely looked at.

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McCabe

Mar-02-13 12:25 PM

WOW Im proud of the people standing up on the stupid idea . Sad we have to go through such extremes to open up this councils ears but hey it may have worked guess you found a way . I hope this silly waste of a so called project is dead .

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BeRight

Mar-02-13 12:20 PM

wps3417: The Times reported in a June 14, 2012 article that Roundabouts could still be a consideration. Joe Tucker said they would fit with in current right-aways. Also at that meeting it was said that the least thing the City could do in the meantime was to RE-TIME ALL THE LIGHTS AT THOSE INTERSECTIONS. During the last public meeting on Dec 12, 2012 on this project part of the presentation was devoted to a six Roundabout configuration called Alternative “C”. Even though it was not part of the preferred design at that time roundabouts were not eliminated. Since the “preferred” concept has met disapproval from the public, they should reconsider alternative C which was called “Alternative C – 6 Roundabout Configurations” in their presentation. The pikegreen7th**** info website is still active and discusses roundabouts extensively.

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BeRight

Mar-02-13 12:19 PM

wps3417: The Times reported in a June 14, 2012 article that Roundabouts could still be a consideration. Joe Tucker said they would fit with in current right-aways. Also at that meeting it was said that the least thing the City could do in the meantime was to TE-TIME ALL THE LIGHTS AT THOSE INTERSECTIONS. During the last public meeting on Dec 12, 2012 on this project part of the presentation was devoted to a six Roundabout configuration called Alternative “C”. Even though it was not part of the preferred design at that time roundabouts were not eliminated. Since the “preferred” concept has met disapproval from the public, they should reconsider alternative C which was called “Alternative C – 6 Roundabout Configurations” in their presentation. The pikegreen7th**** info website is still active and discusses roundabouts extensively.

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begame

Mar-02-13 11:35 AM

Mr. Stiffy: you wouldn't want roundabouts in Mtta. because they are quaint? Funny! Isn't Mtta. a quaint town already? Brick streets; big, old restored homes; Harmar Village, etc.

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wps3417

Mar-02-13 10:33 AM

BeRight, the round-about was, I believe, 2 designs and 2+ years ago! Steve Thomas is a joke - he will vote for anything as long as it has ADA written on it.Isn't there someone in 3rd Ward who wants to step up and rid us of this clown?

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hockeypuck

Mar-02-13 10:27 AM

Well, you Clowncil members wanted the job, now it is time to choose. Think you can make everyone happy? Remember, you asked for the job. If your "party boss" was able to infect you, your soul will pay the price.

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Crandall

Mar-02-13 10:18 AM

I know time gets going real fast as we age so can someone remind how long it's been since the last upgrade?

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BeRight

Mar-02-13 9:39 AM

Attention: Denver Abicht, D-at large: previous information provided the public called for a round a bout. This final desgin if far from a round a bout. A roudn a bout would have give access to 7th, Green, Pike from all directions to all people. You changed horses in mid steam

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howcanthisbe

Mar-02-13 9:36 AM

Dont do it.

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