Traffic woes due to Mopac expansion have pushed traffic onto Bouldin’s through streets making just getting out of your own block challenging.
Despite the promise of expanded road spending being the solution to our travel woes, transportation modellers predict that it is only this sort of choking traffic that precipitates changes in commuter behavior.
Has the gridlock changed your pattern? Were cars backed up on your street? Did you witness rude driving or excessive speed? How do you feel about having a line of cars stacked out front?
What needs to change what can we do about it?
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The Marathon has come and gone.
In the past neighbors in our ‘hood had complaints about sound and access … and largely through the effort of concerned individuals and the BCNA dealing directly with city staff and event producers, many of these inconveniences have been ameliorated and the event still makes its annual trek through our local streets.
The long-time organizers of the Austin Marathon have passed the baton to a new crew and as such next year some things we’ve taken for granted in the past as having been handled may rise again as issues to manage through patient, calm persistence.
Did you watch? Did you or someone you know participate? Was it terribly inconvenient? Do you think the event is net positive? Good for business and health? Something else?
Let’s try to get the (constructive) comments flowing …