kbates2

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  1. Hard to beat wrigleyville
  2. I am a rum drinker. Hoping they are adding in aged runs down the road. Not a clear rum fan at all.
  3. Yes. Ignore User.
  4. I have been known to overreact. Signals were fine this morning. Nothing to see here.
  5. Tonight is the first night. It is pretty incredible.
  6. Not sure but I see two common driving issues downtown that they may be trying to curb (assuming that these changes were intentional). First, as you said, people use the countdown while driving as almost a second yellow light. Many drivers (myself included) will speed up when they see the countdown reaching 0 in order to ensure that they make the light. Having drivers speed through lights is obviously not preferred. Second, in heavy traffic people will often block the middle of intersections when the countdown approaches 0 to make sure that they don't have to wait out the other light. At this point they are blocking oncoming traffic when the light changes as well as the pedestrian walkway. Trying to stop those activities is understandable. Doing it at the cost of pedestrian's time and, more importantly, safety is not the best choice.
  7. I noticed it Monday afternoon at two lights that I crossed by my home. I noticed this morning during my entire mile-long walk.
  8. So it looks like the city changed up the pedestrian crossing downtown to the detriment of pedestrians this week. Instead of crossing signals coinciding with green lights (with countdowns ending right before yellow lights), the signals switch to the countdown pretty instantaneously and then pedestrians get two red stop signs either direction for the majority of the green light. As a result, walking downtown is much slower and more confusing. I have seen a lot more jay walkers. I hope that the pedestrian death downtown last night was not related. Pretty stupid for a city trying to promote walkability.
  9. Doubtful. http://www.houstonpress.com/restaurants/what-was-really-going-on-behind-the-closing-of-foreign-correspondents-9081422
  10. I walked by and saw a stack of 15 - 20 2x6s in there about a week ago. I had never seen them in there before.