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Old 01-15-2019, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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It's actually very fixable. Update the transit to that of a normal city. 1 rail line and a bunch of half assed bus lines are a joke.

There's only 2 million people in Austin. That's not even that many.

Yes, it is. You're not from around here, are you?
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:53 AM
 
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It's actually very fixable. Update the transit to that of a normal city. 1 rail line and a bunch of half assed bus lines are a joke.

There's only 2 million people in Austin. That's not even that many.
You do not understand how cities work. If a city does not recognize early that it will grow and it does not purchase right of way property growth will be a huge obstacle.
It is too late for Austin to build a seamless set of transportation policies now. They are all winfalls for big business and offer no relief for it's citizens.

The solutions are that people must die faster than they are replaced or people need to be punished severely for their stupidity when traveling.
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Old 01-15-2019, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The DFW area has a pretty good network (DART). I remember them building it in the late 90's. Very good planning.

Houston dropped the ball but so did Austin.
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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I read that some farmers plow their land but nothing is actually planted. They just want the ag exemption.
The 50 acres on my west side hasnít been plowed for 15 years and the owner still has his ag exemption. Just a weed patch.
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Old 01-15-2019, 05:00 PM
 
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You do not understand how cities work. If a city does not recognize early that it will grow and it does not purchase right of way property growth will be a huge obstacle.
It is too late for Austin to build a seamless set of transportation policies now. They are all winfalls for big business and offer no relief for it's citizens.

The solutions are that people must die faster than they are replaced or people need to be punished severely for their stupidity when traveling.
Austin specifically tried not to grow. However there is still huge opportunity on the east side all the way out to 130. It is still greenfield and land is relatively cheap. Build density and transit and the city will shift in that direction.
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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The 50 acres on my west side hasnít been plowed for 15 years and the owner still has his ag exemption. Just a weed patch.



He could have his wildlife ag (that went into effect as part of ag in 1996). It might not be obvious if that were the case.
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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He could have his wildlife ag (that went into effect as part of ag in 1996). It might not be obvious if that were the case.
Honeybees, maybe?
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Old 01-17-2019, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Honeybees, maybe?
Fire ants, most likely.
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Old 01-17-2019, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Honeybees, maybe?

A real possibility except that bees are 5-20 acres only. But he could have song birds (we do for our wildlife, being on a major migration route), and some of that is NOT mowing, or at least not until July if you must, so that the ground-nesting birds will be finished with this year's breeding season. Some of wildlife ag plans involves simply not messing with what you would have otherwise, in order to provide natural places for the wildlife to nest or get away from predators or eat. It's more complicated than it sounds but it's not obvious from just looking unless you know what to look for.



Wildlife open space ag came from the recognition that we could easily pave over Paradise and lose all of our open spaces and wildlife as our farmers and ranchers age. It's really, now that I think about it, sort of an Austin thing - or was, back in the 1990's when it was passed before paving over Paradise for a parking lot became apparently a good thing.
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Old 01-17-2019, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Lots of edible birds on my place. My nephew & his friends shoot their limit whenever they hunt it.
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