@GCAROL- Is it safe to assume that you live in a co-op building and not in a private home?
I left my house at 6:45 this morning, took my usual route through the same streets in the Gardens and low and behold, when I cleared the Garden's boundaries I still had 4 perfect tires, an intact exhaust system and not a drop of coffee had spilled out of my travel mug. I guess those terribly cratered roads must be eluding me.
I'm blaming people who can't seem to obey normal traffic rules and who can't operate their cars in a safe manner. If you are driving at such a high rate of speed that you can't see a pot hole, you shouldn't be driving at all.
Speed bumps are potentially dangerous and since everyone is being so litigious, they can also cause lawsuits that will be hard to defend against. ('Oh yes, I was driving 87 mph up Greenway North, talking on my cellphone and diddling with my I-Pod, when all of a sudden this man made hill appeared before my car and the next thing I knew I was hanging in a tree near Puritan Ave.') The placement of speed bumps is done after a study by engineers and the DOT. I don't wan't to be assessed for an engineers study of our roads. Hopefully the Corp. will never even consider them as a traffic control device.
And no, I am not kidding, the streets are fine. People don't know how to drive. But it's easier to blame the Garden's Corp. and in turn, the residents, for potholes that appear. If you know how a pothole is formed, you should know that the weather is a major cause and now that the particularly harsh winter is finally gone and the freeze/thaw cycles are finished, the maintenance crews will set about and patch the roads as they have always done. If you live in the Gardens, you should know that. The roads are in worse shape in the Van Court section. Try driving down Dartmouth street and see what happens when you hit 68 Ave. There is a depression in the road that has formed and it actually launches cars into the air. Don't believe me, go stand on that corner instead of staring at the color of the netting and the scaffolding surrounding the Inn. You'll thank God that our streets are taken care of by our private crew instead of being left to the will of the City.
I'm sure the value of my house will just skyrocket if they do start to rip up streets, jackhammer and then replace the underlying concrete and start laying down the asphalt/tar mixture that will hang in the air for months. The stench, the dust and noise will just bring those potential buyers in by the droves.
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