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Old 06-06-2018, 08:58 AM
 
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Some of you pro-tunnel people need to take a drive up to Oyster Bay/Bayville area to see how much destruction these tunnels would do to the area. It would destroy the beaches, the roads, the downtown of Bayville, Oyster Bay, the entire area. It would also destroy countless businesses up there as well.
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:53 PM
 
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Lmao oyster bay has been sucking us Dru for years. Paybacks is a *****!
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Old 06-06-2018, 01:04 PM
 
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A 20th century technology that will likely not be the way we transport ourselves around in even 25 yrs from now is not "innovative"


I tell you what's comically out of touch with the zeitgeist and future thinking though - someone in 2018 thinking building more roads is an answer. Don't forget your ice box, dial-up router and landline before you jump ship.


Honest question... How will I get to/from my property in upstate NY (or anywhere else on the continent) 25 years from now, if not the roads? How about all the products and raw materials that need to get on/off Long Island?

I was promised a "George Jetson" flying car and "Man from Glad" jetpack back in the 60s. Still waiting. Even if personal air vehicles become feasible, we are a LONG way off from implementation in an area like NY. (See the thread on aircraft noise - the NY airspace is far too crowded. No way will thousands of personal aircraft be permitted).

Water travel won't get you inland.

The U.S. rail system is crumbling. Even if money was poured into it today (which no one is considering) it would take generations to get it up to speed. And then it would still have to compete with the airline industry (which gets there quicker) and overcome strong consumer preference against rail transport.


So what are the options (or future)? We have been a car culture for a very long time. That's not going to change in 25 years or more. I'm all on board for a better means of personal transportation.
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Old 06-06-2018, 01:08 PM
 
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Some of you pro-tunnel people need to take a drive up to Oyster Bay/Bayville area to see how much destruction these tunnels would do to the area. It would destroy the beaches, the roads, the downtown of Bayville, Oyster Bay, the entire area. It would also destroy countless businesses up there as well.
The plans, as I understand it, avoid such destruction by tunneling under (as opposed to going through). I'm not sure the above concerns are valid.

Then again, take a look at the history of the New York City water supply. Entire villages were wiped out to build reservoirs. I'm not necessarily agreeing with the idea, but it wouldn't be the first time people were displaced in the name of "progress."
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Old 06-06-2018, 01:14 PM
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I want a real light saber. And a car with fricken lazer beams.
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:39 PM
 
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I saw the plans in Newsday. It is going to do massive damage to that area of the north shore. You would have to build the roads as well. It will do tremendous damage to the beautiful Long Island Sound as well.
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:41 PM
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Oh well. Sucks for their team.
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:45 PM
 
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I would die from shock if it's ever built.
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:50 PM
 
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I would die from shock if it's ever built.
I'll probably die of old age rather than shock if it is ever built.
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Old 06-06-2018, 08:07 PM
 
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I saw the plans in Newsday. It is going to do massive damage to that area of the north shore. You would have to build the roads as well. It will do tremendous damage to the beautiful Long Island Sound as well.
Lmao....wasn't Connecticut dumping thier sewage into the sound? How beautiful does that sound?
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