Comment 24000

By nobrainer (registered) | Posted May 27, 2008 at 11:39:28

Condescend much, downtowner? You're right, I don't have a car. I choose not to own one because I live right downtown near transit and can walk most of the places I need to go. If I need to pick up something big or go a longer distance I just rent a car. Last time I checked, it costs more than $10,000 a year to own a car after you pay for financing, gas, insurance, maintanence and depreciation. Since you're playing the One-Up game I'm gonna bet I have more disposable income than you do.

I think you should actually walk around downtown a little bit. There's so much freaking parking some whole blocks have nothing but curbs and gravel and a litle hut for the parking attendant. The more parking we add the less actual reasons there are to bother going downtown at all. Haven't you noticed a connection there? It's not like all the parking we already have has done us much good.

Instead we should turn those parking lots into offices and condos and storefronts so more people move back downtown and can find jobs nearby (that's what I did and I've never been happier).

But hey, we could also keep doing the same thing over and over and hoping for a different result. Yeah, that's a good idea.....

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