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Old 04-21-2014, 08:15 AM
 
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We have a choice to make. We can have awful traffic problems or we can levy a local sales tax to build some more roads. I don't believe there is a cheap solution to the traffic problem.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:36 AM
 
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We have a choice to make. We can have awful traffic problems or we can levy a local sales tax to build some more roads. I don't believe there is a cheap solution to the traffic problem.
In order to fix our infrastructure problem, there's no choice but to raise revenue. Greenville county has a lot of sprawl and with sprawl comes many miles of roads. Many of our roads are infested with potholes. Many roads also have no shoulders. Where do engineers get the idea that 2 lane roads with no median or shoulders is acceptable?

People in this area like to live with large lots in sprawling suburbs. There's nothing wrong with that (it wouldn't be my preference), but it costs a lot of money to maintain and build new infrastructure for that type of development. Unfortunately, the users of this infrastructure don't really want to pay for it. Gas tax and property tax isn't enough.
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:06 AM
 
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The problem is I see threads about "How do we grow bigger" Are we ready to build taller" etc....Yet everyone complains about the traffic and transplants that come along with growth. Lol
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:24 AM
 
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The problem is I see threads about "How do we grow bigger" Are we ready to build taller" etc....Yet everyone complains about the traffic and transplants that come along with growth. Lol
There are very many cities that are larger than Greenville without the traffic problems we have on Woodruff Road.
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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The problem is I see threads about "How do we grow bigger" Are we ready to build taller" etc....Yet everyone complains about the traffic and transplants that come along with growth. Lol
I think most the complaints are about a few select areas. In general traffic here is really not bad.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:07 AM
 
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We have a choice to make. We can have awful traffic problems or we can levy a local sales tax to build some more roads. I don't believe there is a cheap solution to the traffic problem.
How about the choice of local politicians and government eliminating wasteful$$ and make it work now with the ever increasing tax money they collect with all the new businesses, homes, and apartments going up. I can't afford additional tax.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:08 AM
 
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Not it isn't. I dont' need to live in LA to know this.

Nobody forces you to go over there.. You make that choice. It is what it is. Some of you guys must have unlimited money if you always going to Woodruff to shop.
Agreed, but what does that have to do with it's congestion; the two ideas are mutually exclusive.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:10 AM
 
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I think most the complaints are about a few select areas. In general traffic here is really not bad.
Correct, as I stated in a previous post, we moved here from Los Angeles and Woodruff Rd. during peak hours is as busy as surface roads in LA. The thing is, every road in LA is like Woodruff, ALL of the time. Our traffic isn't really bad at all.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:16 AM
 
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Go to Woodruff Rd between 8am and 9am on a Saturday morning. There's hardly any traffic.

We go to Whole Foods often for some items. Whole Foods is the only place you can buy bread without 30 ingredients. They also have one of the best produce selections around. We don't buy all of our produce there, but they sell some things that are hard to find in traditional grocery stores.

Whole Foods is also easy to get in and out of if you're coming from I-85.
Or do the exact opposite and go on friday from 4pm until 7 pm. I was at the corner of Verdae and Woodruff at QT, trying to get on 85 South and it literally took me 25 minutes to go about a mile; literally.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:23 AM
 
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Or do the exact opposite and go on friday from 4pm until 7 pm. I was at the corner of Verdae and Woodruff at QT, trying to get on 85 South and it literally took me 25 minutes to go about a mile; literally.
Why didn't you take Verdae back to Laurens and get on 85South OR hop on 385 at the intersection just above QT on Roper Mtn and then merge on to 85 South? Both probably would have taken 3 minutes. You had other options.
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