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Old 11-28-2015, 12:34 PM   #61
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Are you in San Antonio by any chance?!? This was always an issue at the clover leaf intersections (I-10 and 1604 for example). People EXITING the interstate have a "Yield" sign for the people coming around a circle at 8 MPH. The rule there must be something like "If you see ANYTHING within 1/4 of a mile coming around the ramp, you must STOP." Do these idiots not understand that the people entering and the people exiting just simply want to SWITCH places?!? Thank GOD people here in ATL don't do that. The traffic is bad enough, I can't imagine what it would be like if the San Antonio driving style made it's way over here!!!
I always thought that right of way was determined by mass and speed. When all things are equal, my rule has always been "the right of way belongs to whoever takes it." As Alfred Lord Tennyson wisely said, "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."

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Old 11-28-2015, 05:36 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by RunningBum View Post
Kind of laughing at the notion that Raleigh was a sleepy little town until the mid 90s. I moved there in the mid 80s, when there was no I-540, I-40 was 2 lanes, no Alexander extension, no Davis Dr into Cary. Commutes could be horrible if anything went wrong, and even a good day was slow. I'm sure it had been bad before then. Roads and lanes get added and alleviate things for awhile, then development catches up and it's just as bad as before.

RTP was a great idea and it looks pleasant with all the buildings tucked amongst the trees, but it locked out pretty much any chance for effective mass transit because there's no real concentration of workers anywhere.
Well, there was this one sweet period, like 1991-92, where they seemed to catch up on many roads, building was stagnant, and there was a slight tech recession. If you recall, they had widened 40, finished 40 to the beach, and done a lot of secondary road widening. But it was just a pause until that Money Magazine article.

You are right, RTP changed everything.

Times change and RTP now has this idea of building a mixed residential and retail center. We'll see...

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Old 11-28-2015, 06:50 PM   #63
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Ah, the good old days of Raleigh. We moved to Cary (about 500' from the Raleigh city line) back when Cary was small in the late 1980's. I could ride my bike to the other side of town pretty easily.

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