samagon

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samagon last won the day on December 11 2012

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  1. East Downtown Promenade

    Progress comes with urgency if there is a need for urgency. Like the superbowl. Urgency costs lots of money though.
  2. http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-were-razing-our-redmond-campus-to-build-a-mini-city/ Pretty neat!
  3. Friends of Broadmoor park

    they had good ideas, but no one followed through.
  4. Pearl on Smith + New Whole Foods

    nice, is every balcony going to receive pumpkins?
  5. pun intended??!!!
  6. Buffalo Bayou Master Plan

    Correct, if this city can't implement something simple like mass transit, how are they ever going to be able to dig holes?
  7. Post Office Site Mixed-Use Redevelopment

    I never said it has actually worked in practice anywhere.
  8. indeed, with the polk street bike path they will double the amount of on street comfort bike paths this city has!
  9. Buffalo Bayou Master Plan

    It still won't happen.
  10. Post Office Site Mixed-Use Redevelopment

    Trucks delivering things that usually sit in traffic wasting gas, they could get to their destinations more efficiently, translating into cheaper goods for everyone. Mass transit makes sense, too bad marketing departments for automobile manufacturers did such a good job at fooling everyone.
  11. 3838 Navigation

    I'm more excited about the Alfa Romeo Jullietta. I've been waiting for that one to come over here!
  12. Plan Downtown the next 20 years

    I'm probably the only person that likes Tranquility park more or less as is. I would like to see it updated to include some food options. I bet it could support 3 different things like what Niko Niko's has on Market Square Park. As far as the parade, there may not have been many there, but during the presentation as I was walking back to my office I went through Tranquility park, there were lots of people sitting on the various hill sides. I think that's what I like most about the current configuration, its topography. While I like the convenience of the Sundance, errr, AMC theater, that space could definitely be redesigned to be more open, and make the whole theater district feel bigger.
  13. Amazon HQ2

    as much as I like park land, for the hundreds of thousands of people that have jobs and make Houston more than just an oil town, I think it's worth it.
  14. Post Office Site Mixed-Use Redevelopment

    currently, with ride sharing, I'm more likely to take mass transit, at least to get to a destination. Who knows when I need to bolt when I'm out, relying on trains is okay, but in a city where the transit doesn't run 24/7 I can't rely on it to get home after a night out. Also, buses are pretty horrible as far as being on time. so with ride sharing options guaranteed to get me home when I'm ready to get home, I'll take mass transit to where I'm going and get an uber to go home. a fun trick when you're dealing with surge pricing after a football game (or similar) take mass transit towards your next destination, set up for an uber to pick you up at a starbucks along the route. you're closer to home and out of surge pricing. Looking to the future, I think mass transit will thrive in a world where humans don't operate the vehicles. I'm talking all the vehicles, including the mass transit vehicles, buses and trains. they would all talk together to give appropriate priority, left and right turn lanes could easily be re-introduced onto the rail lines where they were removed.
  15. Post Office Site Mixed-Use Redevelopment

    24 eleven Washington Courtyard Memorial Heights @ Washington The Core Elan Memorial Memorial Club Those are all apartment complexes that frontage on Washington. There are at least twice as many apartments within 1/4 mile of Washington. Add in all the townhomes. It would stop at the NW transit center, so add all those. It's a few more than just 400 people.