Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Hopscotch for the Hopeless.

For three years residents and motorist along Biscayne Boulevard on Miami's Upper East Side grudgingly put up with the total demolition and re-building of the public commons. Business went out of business, traffic backed up for miles and the scheduled completion... well let's just say whatever.

It ain't over till it ain't over.

It's been less than a year since the roadwork was completed. Street life was decent again, businesses began to rebound from the rubble and tar hell. So imagine what a surprise to find work crews tearing up perfectly good sidewalks to build planters for trees.

Please Use Other Sidewalk?

Take a walk up the Boulevard... if you can avoid the obstacles. The planters are placed strategically so as to make the sidewalks rather People Un-Friendly. Who decides these things and where are they from, Planet Plunder?

Stupid Is.

And where they actually had created a perfectly good place to plop a palm... huh?!@%$ They just had to crush more concrete on the side. Like Bedrock City, it is now abundantly clear that Metro Dade is crazy about concrete and crushed rock.

It's Just a Job Mon.

People need jobs but the grunts get chump change while the contractors get filthy rich and the streets remain basically about the same. Maybe moneys would be better spent putting the guys through vocational training or assuring that their kids have other opportunities besides ditch digging menial laborers.

We Report, You Retort.



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  2. I guess we are on the same wave length when it comes to sidewalk clutter...

    I said: why can't they have a straight path from crosswalk to crosswalk...not so much to ask for. Let them decorate with planters on the sides of that path...

  3. Okay, speaking of STRAIGHT PATHS! ever seen that long, windy path under the metro? it's for bikers apparently, even though it seems like the last time it was paved the metro was probably still in planning. besides being 'tore-up' to put it simply, every quarter mile you need to cross a serious street or avenue depending on where you are. 17th ave, 22nd ave, Douglas road, Bird road (in fact the path completely disappears here-about).

    these roads cut-up the already beat-up bike path so much that it become a practical joke to anyone that missed the 'last train home'. In which case, it's a long long way to Pinecrest where my home is.

    i don't mean to ramble, which i do, i just mean to say that the only paths that make sense are the main roads which traverse the normal north-south directions of the main grid-work in our city. US-1 goes directly to the South-West/North-East, thus not leaving alternate route utilizing side streets for bicyclists, and thus forcing riders to use the dreaded bike path, where you WILL get run over is you don't do a good fucking job making sure no cars are turning while you have the white walking signal. :'(