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Old 04-03-2022, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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You know, I’m really curious as to why Jack’s hasn’t introduced themselves into the Mobile market. It’s really weird, they’re littered every where around the state…. And I’m talking EVERYWHERE. Pretty much every small town between Tuscaloosa and Mobile has a Jack’s now (granted most of these are new). They even have dozens in the neighboring states: Mississippi, Tennessee, and Georgia. Jack’s has restaurants just miles away from the Mobile Metro area with one in Jackson and one in Atmore.
Jack's has good burgers and shakes, but the fries leave something to be desired - typical crinkle-cut frozen potatoes. It's better than most fast food though.
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Old 04-05-2022, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Mobile
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You know, thinking about it (tacking on to nates rant about it). The whole thing happening with Schillingers from Three Notch to Cottage Hill is so idiotic. There's no reason for that road to be 40 miles an hour, neither should any of those roads be in that area. You can't build highway style roads and then Surprised Pikachu Face when people drive highway speed... especially when its a 5 mile straightaway with no traffic stops and highway wide lanes with no commercial and limited residential area. By lowering the speed limit and doing nothing to the road and just using MPD to enforce it. They are trying to brute force a solution, which you don't have to



Solution: Pretty cheap and easy and you also knock out 2 birds with one stone
Scrape off a few feet from all five lanes and put in bike lanes on each side. Speeding is a psychological battle, unfortunately engineers don't like to use psychology in there designs, which is how we end up with 40 mph highways made for 55 mph+ traffic. Simply put, drivers are more likely to speed when they have wide lanes because they feel that they have more wiggle room. This also applies to roads with straightaways and clear visibility (Schillingers). Therefore narrowing the roads will make drivers slow down because they feel they don't have as much wiggle room. Knollwood and Government Street are examples of this, speeding is less of an issue because the roads are more narrow and tight. Subconsciously forcing drivers to slow down There's so much research into this type of stuff.... but again engineers like those that build these roads do not bother to put psychology into their calculations
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Old 04-05-2022, 04:55 PM
 
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You know, thinking about it (tacking on to nates rant about it). The whole thing happening with Schillingers from Three Notch to Cottage Hill is so idiotic. There's no reason for that road to be 40 miles an hour, neither should any of those roads be in that area. You can't build highway style roads and then Surprised Pikachu Face when people drive highway speed... especially when its a 5 mile straightaway with no traffic stops and highway wide lanes with no commercial and limited residential area. By lowering the speed limit and doing nothing to the road and just using MPD to enforce it. They are trying to brute force a solution, which you don't have to



Solution: Pretty cheap and easy and you also knock out 2 birds with one stone
Scrape off a few feet from all five lanes and put in bike lanes on each side. Speeding is a psychological battle, unfortunately engineers don't like to use psychology in there designs, which is how we end up with 40 mph highways made for 55 mph+ traffic. Simply put, drivers are more likely to speed when they have wide lanes because they feel that they have more wiggle room. This also applies to roads with straightaways and clear visibility (Schillingers). Therefore narrowing the roads will make drivers slow down because they feel they don't have as much wiggle room. Knollwood and Government Street are examples of this, speeding is less of an issue because the roads are more narrow and tight. Subconsciously forcing drivers to slow down There's so much research into this type of stuff.... but again engineers like those that build these roads do not bother to put psychology into their calculations
Yeah I’ve seen where they even say planting trees on the sides makes you feel uneasy and you need to slow down. Similar to how on street buildings naturally slow down drivers in downtowns, where you see significantly fewer wrecks. It’s also a pet peeve of mine when there’s just a center turn lane but nowhere to even turn left. If they put in an actual median with trees, narrowed the lanes, and put trees on the sides of the road then they’d naturally slow down drivers and prevent wrecks, in addition to actually providing natural beauty.

I have low confidence that any of that will be implemented anywhere tho. It just makes too much sense. Why do that when you can just change the sign and hope for the best?
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Old 04-12-2022, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Mobile, AL
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Saw on the Baldwin County Alliance documents that 24.9% of Baldwin’s workforce commute into Mobile County. It’s been a steady slow increase over the past few years. From 22% a few years ago. It has increased by almost 1% since 2019. If the trend over the past decade continues the mobile metro may be expanding soon. Who knows!
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Old 04-12-2022, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Mobile
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Saw on the Baldwin County Alliance documents that 24.9% of Baldwin’s workforce commute into Mobile County. It’s been a steady slow increase over the past few years. From 22% a few years ago. It has increased by almost 1% since 2019. If the trend over the past decade continues the mobile metro may be expanding soon. Who knows!



Depends who you ask. The US Census says its like 26% as well the Eastern Shore MPO. Either way Baldwin County should be in the metro area officially
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Old 04-12-2022, 01:30 PM
 
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Isn't the MSA definition based on a 3 year moving average (of the commuting)? Or was that the old method?
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Old 04-12-2022, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Mobile, AL
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Isn't the MSA definition based on a 3 year moving average (of the commuting)? Or was that the old method?
Yes, through the American Community Survey data. The Point is that we are moving closer.
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Old 04-12-2022, 01:38 PM
 
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Yes, through the American Community Survey data. The Point is that we are moving closer.
I wanted to make sure I was operating with the latest!
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Old 04-12-2022, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Alabama
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You know, I’m really curious as to why Jack’s hasn’t introduced themselves into the Mobile market. It’s really weird, they’re littered every where around the state…. And I’m talking EVERYWHERE. Pretty much every small town between Tuscaloosa and Mobile has a Jack’s now (granted most of these are new). They even have dozens in the neighboring states: Mississippi, Tennessee, and Georgia. Jack’s has restaurants just miles away from the Mobile Metro area with one in Jackson and one in Atmore.
Jack's may be hesitant to take on foosackly's directly.

I've been wishing for a foosackly's in Atmore for years. It would do great if they put it near I-65 and the casino. If Evergreen can support a Zaxby's, certainly Atmore could support a foosackly's.

Now that we have a Jack's, I think foosackly's is even more of a long shot.
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Old 04-12-2022, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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Jack's may be hesitant to take on foosackly's directly.

I've been wishing for a foosackly's in Atmore for years. It would do great if they put it near I-65 and the casino. If Evergreen can support a Zaxby's, certainly Atmore could support a foosackly's.

Now that we have a Jack's, I think foosackly's is even more of a long shot.
Foosacklys only has 2 stores outside of the Mobile Metro( also 2 Stores in Pensacola).

Maybe its a supply chain issue.
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