Friday, April 25, 2014
Does fright or sloth better explain City Hall's refusal to confront the truck traffic issue?
Simply go to Google and search: heavy trucks downtown revitalization ... one after another, the hits point to places where the fundamental incongruity of monster semi-trailer rigs and heavy industrial vehicles, when people-friendliness in a renewed, walkable setting is actively sought, is recognized as fact.
Then, as you listen to sounds not unlike that generated by columns of military vehicles rumbling through the Ardennes during World War II, contemplate the senselessness of revitalization efforts in the face of the city's ongoing failure to so much as try to enforce the rules it already has.
Why is this city so eternally slothful and just downright stupid?
Divert them: Does a truck this size have any place in a walkable downtown street grid?