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Old 06-23-2008, 04:31 PM
Location: Southwest Washington
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While driving on US 97 in Washington I saw signs that read "Litter and it will hurt!" Oh boy... That cracked me up so bad.
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:52 PM
Location: mn
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Come to think of it we have that adopt a hhway program here in Minnesota to. I know over the years I have traveled through several states some good and others not so good.
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Old 06-23-2008, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by WILWRadio View Post
The littering is doing just fine. Thank you very much for asking. :-)

Drive along the highways and roads of Missouri and especially as you enter the Kansas City metro area and you'll see more junk and garbage in the roads than any place in the country. I've driven in something like 40 different states and to date I've never seen so much garbage on the roads including the highways as I've seen in the Kansas City area.
KC is bad, but it doesn't seem any worse than what I saw in Memphis, Nashville, St. Louis, Little Rock, or the entire state of Louisiana. Missouri is much cleaner starting about 50 or so miles away from the cities, I've found.
I really hate it in the winter time, when there's no snow on the ground, and the grass isn't tall enough to cover it up.

I love winter, otherwise. The colder, the snowier, the better. I'm really missing it right now.
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Old 06-23-2008, 07:17 PM
Location: still in exile......
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here in GA, it's pretty bad. You see all types of stuff on the side of the highway like coke bottles, drinks from restaurants, etc.
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Old 06-23-2008, 07:51 PM
Location: San Antonio
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I only litter when passing through bourgeois neighborhoods.
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:48 PM
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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It's funny whenever someone enters Wisconsin coming through Illinois they can't believe how clean Wisconsin highways are. Illinois highways are rough except I-39 seems pretty clean. I think our State Patrol does a great job of litter enforcment.
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by the_pines View Post
Cincinnati had the most litter of any place I have ever been to. I have walked some of the inner streets at night around clubs and stuff. The back alleys had trash everywhere just blowing around. Sometimes before the street sweeper comes around it looks like its been abandoned after a nuclear strike and you're waiting for zombies to attack.

If anyone has ever played Resident Evil, it looks like that in some places. I thought that was just over exaggerated scenes from one street in NYC or something. Nope. Some inner cities really have trash blowing around everywhere. Glass broken all over the roads and alleyways. You get the feeling real quick its not a good place to be walking around.

main thoroughfares in cincinnati are very dirty too. nyc is the dirtiest city i've been to, but cincinnati is filthy.
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:19 AM
Location: Near L.A.
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Littering is not too bad here in Kentucky. Five years ago, the roadside garbage amount was terrible, but things have really improved since then.
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