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?
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.