By Arthur Moore
Here are your tax dollars at work. Shared streets on Jacques St. They first tried saw horses, Saw horses in splinters. Silly poles with signs kept disappearing. So now we install those plastic thingies. Now looking at the ones in the picture they are in front of elderly housing where on almost a daily basis we get fire engines, rescue trucks, police and ambulances. So taken into consideration that these things not only do not work on this street it has yet to be a problem. Only problem is when school is open which gets us a lot of vehicle traffic plus school buses. Speaking of school buses we have had a problem for years here with them side swiping cars. Back to traffic. We also get a lot of traffic since the Broadway bus lane as it is used for a short cut now. Putting in place these silly programs which were never going to work and waste our money is definitely a poor way to economize in these desperate times. It would be nice if we could get qualified people who could have gone over and looked and measured and figured out how dumb it was before wating our money. It does not take a genius to look at this picture and figure out it is stupid. And another at the end of my street if and when the school buses come back I doubt it will be standing after the first bus goes down my street. These are things a normal intelligent person should see. I guess I answered my own question considering what we have seen up at city hall in the last twenty years.