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Old 03-04-2012, 08:37 AM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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Yeah I hate it! All the wannabes moved out that way! I remember not too long ago you could cruise with no issues. It's like they built it think
Wannabes??? I used to be able to get to work in 10 minutes. Now it takes an extra 15 minutes to even get onto 151 from Military. If I am even 5 minutes late leaving my house I get screwed! Then I have to creep along the access road down to Potranco. I will say that getting in and out of the airport is now much easier. One of the few things we have got right.
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:29 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Love San Antonio to death, but lets face it folks...this little cow town NEVER was designed to become the 7th largest city in the nation and it is painfully obvious. The GREAT news is LOTS of us still have jobs to get to here...and that is a HUGE plus over other areas in our nation at this time.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:20 PM
 
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Thank you for silver-lining this thread Paka. I will remember this next time, say in 7 hours from now.


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Wannabes??? I used to be able to get to work in 10 minutes. Now it takes an extra 15 minutes to even get onto 151 from Military. If I am even 5 minutes late leaving my house I get screwed! Then I have to creep along the access road down to Potranco. I will say that getting in and out of the airport is now much easier. One of the few things we have got right.
Once I had to go all the way to Furr's before taking an entrance ramp to skip the madness...
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:10 AM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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The whole intersection/area was designed to make it traffic half fast if you catch my drift.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:18 AM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Yeah I hate it! All the wannabes moved out that way! I remember not too long ago you could cruise with no issues. It's like they built it think
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ROTFLMBO! Yes, we suburbanites are all wannabes...
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:35 AM
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Location: Ohio
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IMO, this is just another pain point that the state is trying to inflict on the area, in order to get the majority to go along with toll roads. The longer they do nothing and the more painful it gets, the easier it is to convince us that toll roads/lanes are the solution.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:06 AM
 
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IMO, this is just another pain point that the state is trying to inflict on the area, in order to get the majority to go along with toll roads. The longer they do nothing and the more painful it gets, the easier it is to convince us that toll roads/lanes are the solution.
Fact or Opinion?

I don't think toll roads will happen here for awhile.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:22 AM
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Location: Ohio
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Fact or Opinion?

I don't think toll roads will happen here for awhile.
Opinion, based on the fact that the notion of toll lanes on 410 and 1604 is back on the stove again. The people who know whether it is a fact wouldn't dare disclose it.

And FWIW I did start the post you quoted with "IMO" to make it clear that it was my opinion.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:28 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Toll roads are inevitable. We will have them it's just a matter of when. Toll roads would definitely help ease congestion, IMO.
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:30 PM
 
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Just like exiting I10 to 410W. You change lanes 4 times between the interchange and Ingram.
While trying to look out for cars that WANT to exit.


On the 151/410...more brilliance. I want to get to military, so I have to exit a mile beforehand and endure two stop lights to get there.

Going back the other way...past Home Depot, don't bother moving to the left hand lane on the access road to get on 410 until you are past the 410 ramps that come on to the access road, because after a series of forced lane mergers you'll end up in the center then right hand lane anyway....then forced to cross over again to get on 410.

You can call it big town with small town mentality, or say it wasn't meant to handle that much traffic. Call it what you want....it is what it is....lack of planning and the inability to put themselves in the drivers seat when engineering it.
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