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Old 05-24-2015, 05:50 PM
Location: Bronx, NY
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can someone explain to me, a 10 year resident here in the Bronx who moved from the West Coast, why the streets and highways are in such terrible condition? i have also lived in Utah and i must say that i have driven on indian reservation roads that were in better shape than what we have here. now mind you, i do see some streets being repaved and they are in great shape. but about 3 weeks ago, i was driving back from CT on I-95 and hit a huge pothole which ultimately broke my swaybar. i was pretty upset because i have enough to concern myself with in driving here having to avoid potholes and speedy drivers and it makes me want to just stay home sometimes.

anyway, i was just wondering because living in a state and a city that makes a lot of claims about how great it is to live here, one couldn't tell by the conditions of the roads. is there anything a person can do to get things changed?
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Old 05-24-2015, 05:58 PM
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You are 100% correct. You will notice that whenever driving on potholed city highways, as soon as you cross over in to another county out of Nyc or in to NJ, the road conditions instantly improve. NYC spends so much of its tax revenue on welfare and social programs, there is not enough left for basic necessities like road maintanence.
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Old 05-24-2015, 10:24 PM
Location: New Jersey
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^ NJ roads can be just as potholed (and in some places) even worse than NY's. Most of the Northeast and Midwest have pothole problems. Age and a cold, wet climate are the reasons why.
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Old 05-24-2015, 10:55 PM
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I fell in a pothole this winter in soho!
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