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Offline Eye of the Tiger

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How should I ask the city to fix an intersection?
« on: April 30, 2020, 05:23:22 pm »
Several times a week, I almost get creamed by traffic running about 20 feet past a stop sign from a road that I make a left turn onto. Several times, I have actually cut my left turn sharp to go behind the car running the stop sign. I thought about just throwing up one of those really annoying plastic speed bumps at the white line, but they cost $200+. Maybe I could steal one from around the abandoned mall. But fuck that.

How do I go about demanding that the city fix this shit? The best thing would be to turn it into a roundabout, but $$$. A speed bump would slow these idiots down really fast, or bend the shit out of their rimmmzzz.
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Re: How should I ask the city to fix an intersection?
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2020, 06:22:09 pm »
change.org petition. They work 100% of the time.

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Re: How should I ask the city to fix an intersection?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2020, 07:26:58 pm »
Several times a week, I almost get creamed by traffic running about 20 feet past a stop sign from a road that I make a left turn onto. Several times, I have actually cut my left turn sharp to go behind the car running the stop sign. I thought about just throwing up one of those really annoying plastic speed bumps at the white line, but they cost $200+. Maybe I could steal one from around the abandoned mall. But fuck that.

How do I go about demanding that the city fix this shit? The best thing would be to turn it into a roundabout, but $$$. A speed bump would slow these idiots down really fast, or bend the shit out of their rimmmzzz.

Show up to city council meetings repeatedly and read your p0st verbatim. Draw out the z's in rimz.
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Re: How should I ask the city to fix an intersection?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2020, 07:53:19 pm »
change.org petition. They work 100% of the time.

Is Tiger King out of jail yet? :lol:
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Re: How should I ask the city to fix an intersection?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2020, 07:54:26 pm »
Show up to city council meetings repeatedly and read your p0st verbatim. Draw out the z's in rimz.

I am not a housewife. I work 50+ hours/week. zzz
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Re: How should I ask the city to fix an intersection?
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2020, 04:47:55 pm »
Take a different route?
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Re: How should I ask the city to fix an intersection?
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2020, 04:53:08 pm »
Take a different route?

Other route is worse. I have a legit complaint about that, too.

For the time being, I will just sound my horn every time I make that left turn.
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Re: How should I ask the city to fix an intersection?
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2020, 07:37:45 pm »
Buy dashcam. Get car upgraded by some other retard's insurance. Repeat if necessary.
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Re: How should I ask the city to fix an intersection?
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2020, 07:38:25 pm »
Or I guess you could just compile dashcam footage of stop sign runners. Put it on youtube, make it viral until someone bugs council.
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Re: How should I ask the city to fix an intersection?
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2020, 05:57:33 am »
Another vote here for showing up at the city council. They like pretty pictures, so sketch out some diagrams,  And be relentlessly polite.

I've never understood our love affair with stop signs.
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Re: How should I ask the city to fix an intersection?
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2020, 08:18:21 am »
Another vote here for showing up at the city council. They like pretty pictures, so sketch out some diagrams,  And be relentlessly polite.

I've never understood our love affair with stop signs.


Nobody stops at stop signs.
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Re: How should I ask the city to fix an intersection?
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2020, 08:19:18 am »
Or I guess you could just compile dashcam footage of stop sign runners. Put it on youtube, make it viral until someone bugs council.

I have a dash cam, and I've been meaning to install it. The drivers here are outrageously fucking retarded.
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Re: How should I ask the city to fix an intersection?
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2020, 02:18:24 pm »
Nobody stops at stop signs.
Exactly. They are ridiculously overused.
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Re: How should I ask the city to fix an intersection?
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2020, 03:06:31 pm »
I have a dash cam, and I've been meaning to install it. The drivers here are outrageously fucking retarded.
Petition for a traffic circle.
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Re: How should I ask the city to fix an intersection?
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2020, 07:16:28 am »
There’s usually a city hotline you can call.
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Re: How should I ask the city to fix an intersection?
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2020, 01:56:56 pm »
Petition for a traffic circle.

Those are so much more expensive than signs and cleaning up wrecks though!!!
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Re: How should I ask the city to fix an intersection?
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2020, 02:01:27 pm »
Another vote here for showing up at the city council. They like pretty pictures, so sketch out some diagrams,  And be relentlessly polite.

I've never understood our love affair with stop signs.


I was reading email while that played on the other screen and more than half of the drivers did not stop. Some blew through at high speed.
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