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Old 07-27-2010, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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I'm not sure about the perspective from a bicycle, but from a car, Omaha drivers are better than the ones I encountered in Iowa, Florida, and any number of places in between.
Maybe I'm a bad driver, but I love driving in Florida. Drivers there get it done. You make your move or you get ran over. Simple.

Omaha drivers, meanwhile are nuts. I see something completely insane everyday I drive. I see people in the right lane with a right turn signal on try to take a left across 3 lanes, and sit there blocking 2 lanes waiting for someone to wave them through.

I often times wonder what is so damned important that it's worth putting everyone elses life on the road at risk. I should follow someone someday and ask them that. If it's Walmart I'm going to go off.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:39 AM
 
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Omaha drivers, meanwhile are nuts. I see something completely insane everyday I drive. I see people in the right lane with a right turn signal on try to take a left across 3 lanes, and sit there blocking 2 lanes waiting for someone to wave them through.

I often times wonder what is so damned important that it's worth putting everyone elses life on the road at risk. I should follow someone someday and ask them that. If it's Walmart I'm going to go off.
LOL - sounds *exactly* like Albuquerque drivers. Enough to make a person crazy!
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:09 AM
 
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I have to say that Omaha is probably one of the nicest cities to drive in. When I moved back from Arizona, I had to relearn how to drive like a normal person (instead of a jerk). You know how when you're merging into the far right lane, people here will typically move over to let you in? Good luck finding that ANYWHERE else. Waving "thank you" when drivers do something considerate for you? That doesn't happen other places.
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Old 08-10-2010, 05:13 PM
 
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I have to say that Omaha is probably one of the nicest cities to drive in. When I moved back from Arizona, I had to relearn how to drive like a normal person (instead of a jerk). You know how when you're merging into the far right lane, people here will typically move over to let you in? Good luck finding that ANYWHERE else. Waving "thank you" when drivers do something considerate for you? That doesn't happen other places.
I absolutely agree. I MISS omaha drivers. I just moved to Tampa, FL. Good luck merging in on the interstate here in Florida! You've gotta fight for your spot! Not to mention, if you follow the law and go the speed LIMIT, then you get tail gated, honked at, flipped off, etc.
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:53 PM
 
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Marmom -- here is some sound advice for you -- stay south of harrison street - that is the county line. Omaha is facing huge budget deficits in the years to come. Papillion, Lavista, Bellevue would be good choices for you.
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:10 PM
 
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Marmom -- here is some sound advice for you -- stay south of harrison street - that is the county line. Omaha is facing huge budget deficits in the years to come. Papillion, Lavista, Bellevue would be good choices for you.
That's definitely something to consider tones, thanks for the heads up! I assume from your post that the suburbs you listed are doing okay with their budgets?
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:18 PM
 
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That's definitely something to consider tones, thanks for the heads up! I assume from your post that the suburbs you listed are doing okay with their budgets?
No budget is "great" these days, but.........

They don't have the Omaha Police and Fire Pensions to deal with -- they don't have the debt from the Quest center to deal with -- they don't have the unfunded billion dollar federal mandate to repair the sewer system in east Omaha to deal with --

They DO have a new stadium going up in LaVista for the Royals -- but it's not as big or as expensive as the one going up in downtown Omaha. Omaha still has debt from Rosenblatt on the books too (the stadium currently being scrapped)

get the picture?

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Old 08-12-2010, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Marmom -- here is some sound advice for you -- stay south of harrison street - that is the county line. Omaha is facing huge budget deficits in the years to come. Papillion, Lavista, Bellevue would be good choices for you.
I don't much reason for that to be honest. Whatever the minimal (if not higher in some cases) cost of living decrease for the suburbs is will be made up for with the wheel tax and fuel plus time spent going back into Omaha for major entertainment.
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:49 PM
 
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I don't much reason for that to be honest. Whatever the minimal (if not higher in some cases) cost of living decrease for the suburbs is will be made up for with the wheel tax and fuel plus time spent going back into Omaha for major entertainment.
The wheel tax currently only applies to resident's of Omaha. You can't cross county lines with a tax. Remember the point a few posts ago in this thread that "omaha" is a 20 minute town? So......yeah yeah whatever.
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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The wheel tax currently only applies to resident's of Omaha. You can't cross county lines with a tax. Remember the point a few posts ago in this thread that "omaha" is a 20 minute town? So......yeah yeah whatever.
You're right, I was thinking about the proposed occupation tax. You'd still have to deal with the wheel tax in most of the suburbs on the Douglas County side though.

Anyways, I still don't think it's really that big of a deal. Sure the cost of living will go up a little in Omaha, but the disparity is still incredibly small and if IIRC only one of the suburbs (Papillion I think) had a lower tax levy than Omaha.

Living in the suburbs is more a psychological thing than a financial thing.
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