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(Philly.com)   Philadelphia police are looking into getting a third helicopter, just in case they need to burn down three neighborhoods at the same time   (philly.com) divider line 60
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2013-08-28 04:14:16 PM  

YixilTesiphon: coeyagi: Intrepid00: This text is now purple: Intrepid00: eagles95: Only if they fly it over the Blue Route and bomb the slow bastards who cause 60 min traffic jams

Fun fact: The original plan was to make the blue route 6 lanes all the way to 95 but the locals insisted it remain 4 lanes or it would increase traffic and pollution. PENDOT tried to explain away the stupid but it didn't happen.

Now the locals have to deal with crushing traffic jams and pollution.

If PENNDOT wanted to fix traffic, they'd make I-76 6 lanes instead of 4, and leave the Blue Route alone.

What they going to do? Pave over the river?

Double decker Schuykill.  East bound lower, West bound upper.  Done.

It's already like that near Penn.


Yep, need to make it all the way out to Conshie.
 
2013-08-28 04:14:57 PM  
How come MOVE members don't go to bars?
They can get bombed in their own house!

/Grew up in Philly, I remember 1978 as well as 1985.
 
2013-08-28 04:26:19 PM  
Nice call back, subby +1
 
2013-08-28 04:56:09 PM  

coeyagi: Intrepid00: This text is now purple: Intrepid00: eagles95: Only if they fly it over the Blue Route and bomb the slow bastards who cause 60 min traffic jams

Fun fact: The original plan was to make the blue route 6 lanes all the way to 95 but the locals insisted it remain 4 lanes or it would increase traffic and pollution. PENDOT tried to explain away the stupid but it didn't happen.

Now the locals have to deal with crushing traffic jams and pollution.

If PENNDOT wanted to fix traffic, they'd make I-76 6 lanes instead of 4, and leave the Blue Route alone.

What they going to do? Pave over the river?

Double decker Schuykill.  East bound lower, West bound upper.  Done.


Yeah, this, basically. Although there might be room to kick one of the lanes onto the railroad ROW along the river. Not sure how you deal with the chokepoint in Conshohocken, though.
 
2013-08-28 05:24:10 PM  
Will the Mayor and City Council members be able to use the helicopter in instances when ground transportation may be unsafe.  Another part of Michael Nutter's Flying Circus (the large group of support people and security that accompany him almost everywhere he goes).
 
2013-08-28 05:49:10 PM  

Intrepid00: eagles95: Only if they fly it over the Blue Route and bomb the slow bastards who cause 60 min traffic jams

Fun fact: The original plan was to make the blue route 6 lanes all the way to 95 but the locals insisted it remain 4 lanes or it would increase traffic and pollution. PENDOT tried to explain away the stupid but it didn't happen.

Now the locals have to deal with crushing traffic jams and pollution.


The locals are probably right.

Widening highways reduces jams in the short term, long term it increases sprawl, which means you still get jams AND significantly more pollution.

Sometimes, it's better to let the highways jam, it forces people out of the suburbs and into the cities.
 
2013-08-28 05:54:53 PM  
While I don't think the cops should be allowed to have helicopters or airplanes, I'm kind of surprised that they've only got 2 now.

My county, with a population less than a third of Philly, has four flying pigmobiles.
 
2013-08-28 07:42:30 PM  
Good callback subby.
 
2013-08-28 08:39:04 PM  
Yeah, we should let radicals who don't feed their kids, build bunkers on top of their house, spout messages over loudspeakers all night long, live in garbage rat infested houses without police intervention.

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2013-08-29 03:28:21 AM  

GregoryD: Yeah, we should let radicals who don't feed their kids, build bunkers on top of their house, spout messages over loudspeakers all night long, live in garbage rat infested houses without police intervention.


Because those were the only two choices, apparently.
 
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