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Written on Revamping the Strip:

I do not see any mention of what sort of designs the intersections will be.

There look to be a lot of innovavative intersection designs,

What about cameras, sensors and using the Web for making it a "smart street?" UT's transportation research group could monitor it and use as a teaching tool.

Written on Revamping the Strip:

From "Roads Gone Wild" in Wired magazine ...

"The old ways of traffic engineering - build it bigger, wider, faster - aren't going to disappear overnight. But one look at West Palm Beach suggests an evolution is under way. When the city of 82,000 went ahead with its plan to convert several wide thoroughfares into narrow two-way streets, traffic slowed so much that people felt it was safe to walk there. The increase in pedestrian traffic attracted new shops and apartment buildings. Property values along Clematis Street, one of the town's main drags, have more than doubled since it was reconfigured"

"Instead of widening congested highways, New Jersey's DOT is urging neighboring or contiguous towns to connect their secondary streets and add smaller centers of development, creating a series of linked minivillages with narrow roads, rather than wide, car-choked highways"

Written on /best-of-knoxville/2008/staff-pick-worsts/ - Best of: Staff-Pick Worsts:


That goes for both sides of the river. Horrible waste of space.

Aside from the space issues there are significant health issues....

Written on /best-of-knoxville/2008/online-knoxville/ - Best of: Online Knoxville:

Are you sure folks were not voting for your old site?

Written on Mountain Low:

Even if your motivation is revenue, this is very short sighted. With foresight
and protection we will always have tourism as a source of revenue. Coal is a
flame that will burn out quickly. That a miniscule part of the state will benefit
from. Tourism and the scenic beauty of the state buys a lot more groceries
than coal ever will.

This is about exporting coal and making money for coal companies. Not the
good of Tennessee.

Coal Can't Fill World's Burning Appetite

Personally the scenic rural characteristics of the state make it a desirable
place to live. Destroying the natural landscape and overdevelopment do
irreparable damage to our quality of life.

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