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Old 10-23-2014, 08:13 AM
 
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What they were trying to do was the equivalent of making Texas 211 a 6 lane freeway. (three lanes in each direction) It would have been an expensive project that does not serve hardly anyone and fails at it's objective.
Making 211 a 6 lane highway could be proactive planning instead of reactive planning. For a long time (and still is)...the traffic on potranco between 211 and 1604 is awful.

It won't be long before that whole area is nothing but postage stamp sized lots with two story cookie cutter homes.
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:08 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Making 211 a 6 lane highway could be proactive planning instead of reactive planning. For a long time (and still is)...the traffic on potranco between 211 and 1604 is awful.

It won't be long before that whole area is nothing but postage stamp sized lots with two story cookie cutter homes.
That would be tying up resources on a project that may be needed down the road but it not needed to day. The problem is simply the explosive growth this city is seeing and we don't have money to keep up.
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Old 10-23-2014, 10:11 AM
 
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I agree. I was a transplanted San Antonian living in the Dallas for a good few years in the not too long ago past. I was surprised that my fun times were had in uptown Dallas, Greenville or other spots far from the city core. The city core looks beautifully dense and lit up at night, however, it's dead when the sun goes down.

I still regularly visit and the development is unreal, I would argue, even better than Austin or at least on par. However, SA downtown has a much better nightlife than the Dallas downtown area.
It doesn't matter what the downtown night life looks like. What matters is whether the lines would increase commuter options and reduce traffic congestion and that all depends on density. The Financial District in NYC is completely dead at night, but its very high density makes the mass transit rail lines that serve it a no-brainer.
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