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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

More Evidence That Street Closures Are Stupid

A friend who lives in the Eden Publishing Building at Chouteau and Dolman streets in Lafayette Square shared the following anecdote. Dolman Street is needlessly closed just south of Chouteau, allowing access to the parking lot behind the Eden building but no through traffic. Last week, landscaping crews came out and planted shrubs in the little grassy area formed between the cul-de-sacs created by the street closure. Since the shrubs went in, a truck that once drove through the street over the closure must be taking a more delicate route. Deep ruts caused by truck tires since have appeared slightly to the right of the shrubs, forming a curve that avoids the new plants.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What is a recommended course of action to rid the City of these ridiculous street blockages? The one on Washington has prevented me from checking out that nursury/plant shop. How can that be good for their business?

Whenever I'm around Gaslight Square, I drive up and Olive from the west, just to exercise my right to use the closed street. My taxes pay for its maintenance, so I'm going to use it.

Getting into Lafayette Square from the north is turning into a monumental task. I like to look at the houses. I don't speed or take risks to property or people. And I pay for those streets, just as much as I pay for Tucker and Market.

So what can we do? Anyone have any ideas?