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#181 dasmo

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 10:52 AM

I think my Gelato cost $7.... This was good because at one point my brain was considering throwing it. Instead I just kept eating it through all this as best I could. It was also so delicious. 

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#182 DustMagnet

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 12:59 PM

^ That's one of the oldest scams in the book:  provoke someone into throwing their expensive gelato at you and hey, free gelato!


EDIT: Not recommended if you're looking for free bricks.

Edited by DustMagnet, 17 June 2019 - 01:00 PM.

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#183 LJ

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:54 PM

use flaggers like a construction roadwork site.  we are just talking about moss south of fairfield here.   the only significant intersections are may and dallas and they are hardly high-traffic.  dallas is not blocked just the end of moss is.

ahem - Lane Closure Technician if you please.

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#184 todd

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 08:12 PM

Axe throwing, eh?
I would think police act as more of a deterrent. We also have police stationed at every arrival and departure of the Coho, and maybe even the clipper.

Who funds that? Are they there because US Customs doesn’t actually have any authority in Canada?

#185 Mike K.

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 08:36 PM

I’m not sure. Perhaps that has something to do with it.

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#186 Cassidy

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 09:08 PM

Pre-Clearance at the ferry lets U.S. Border Patrol carry weapons, strip search Canadians, and detain Canadians (on Canadian soil).




(read down past the airport notation, and see the ferry notation)

#187 DustMagnet

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 09:46 PM

ahem - Lane Closure Technician if you please.


Ya down with LCT, yeah you know... wait, I did this in another thread earlier, didn't I?

#188 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 November 2020 - 03:54 AM

Phoenix, that featureless and ever-spreading tundra of concrete, has been called “the world’s least sustainable city.” It has been characterized as a “sprawling, suburbanite wasteland” and “a monument to man’s arrogance.” The Onion has darkly predicted that by 2050, “most of Earth’s landmass” will be swallowed by the encroaching Phoenix exurbs. The Walk Score index ranks the place as the second-worst big city in America for pedestrians, and traversing it has been described as “a slog through a desert, plus the occasional McDonald’s.”


The Phoenix metropolitan area is, in other words, the last place you would expect a real estate developer to spend $170 million creating what it calls the first-ever car-free neighborhood built from scratch in the United States.


The development, Culdesac Tempe, is a 17-acre lot just across the Salt River from Phoenix. Currently a mess of dust and heavy equipment, the site will eventually feature 761 apartments, 16,000 square feet of retail, 1,000 residents — and exactly zero places for them to park. The people who live there will be contractually forbidden to park a car on site or on nearby streets, part of a deal the development company struck with the government to assuage fears of clogged parking in surrounding neighborhoods.


Culdesac Tempe is a proving ground for a start-up also called Culdesac, which was founded in San Francisco and moved to Tempe during the pandemic. Started in 2018 by two native Arizonans, the company announced the project last year to a mixture of curiosity and doubt. Urbanists cheered it as a bold and important step toward a future with fewer cars, while suburban developers said the concept could never work on a large scale.








How you move defines how you live


Culdesac Tempe is designed to make car-free living seamless. From ordering takeout for a night in, to jumping on a scooter just outside your door, we're bringing the best of mobility and delivery services so that zero private cars means zero hassle.

  • Ample bike parking
  • On-site light rail
  • Rideshare
  • Scooters
  • On-site car share



Edited by Victoria Watcher, 03 November 2020 - 03:58 AM.


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