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35,000 vote in Travis Co. first day. My line was 30 mins, so I sped it up... (Original Post) Eleanors38 Oct 2016 OP
In what state did you vote, please? apcalc Oct 2016 #1
I'm thinking Texas. Austin is in Travis County. MoonRiver Oct 2016 #2
Austin. Eleanors38 Oct 2016 #3
I did the same in Bexar Co LeftInTX Oct 2016 #4
We had a refer. for road bonds in Austin. Voted "no." Eleanors38 Oct 2016 #5
I'm leaning that way too Lithos Oct 2016 #6
I'm an advocate of bike freeways, utilizing city greenbelts & RR right-of-ways. One was contemplated Eleanors38 Oct 2016 #7
Yeah, I remember back then Lithos Oct 2016 #8
Sometimes I wish Austin would just get it over with and cede zoning control to Miami. Eleanors38 Oct 2016 #9

LeftInTX

(25,180 posts)
4. I did the same in Bexar Co
Tue Oct 25, 2016, 03:58 PM
Oct 2016

I waited for over an hour.

First time, I voted straight ticket. Usually I take my time and vote all Dem one at a time. Fortunately, no referendums on the ballot.

Lithos

(26,403 posts)
6. I'm leaning that way too
Tue Oct 25, 2016, 04:32 PM
Oct 2016

Not impressed with the idea of cutting down road capacity with the expectation people will shift to Bike Lanes and Buses. Austin is too hot and too sprawling for large scale commuter biking to work; buses are not sanely structured to do anything more than take people to/from downtown from specific corridors.


 

Eleanors38

(18,318 posts)
7. I'm an advocate of bike freeways, utilizing city greenbelts & RR right-of-ways. One was contemplated
Tue Oct 25, 2016, 05:12 PM
Oct 2016

25 yrs ago, but our "progressive" City Council got their marching odors from high-rise developers who wanted particular areas for some Miami Beach-looking condos. So, no. No attempts even to see if a cheap strip of asphalt next to a RR bed would even work. Just buckets of paint along a congested, dangerous hwy. Bonds here are essentially a blank check for anything a planner wants, election post-hoc. And the planners are ALWAYS big developers.

Lithos

(26,403 posts)
8. Yeah, I remember back then
Tue Oct 25, 2016, 05:53 PM
Oct 2016

To be honest, I sense Prop1 is an attempt to push people downtown to buy the unused condos there while screwing over those who live in the periphery.

L-

 

Eleanors38

(18,318 posts)
9. Sometimes I wish Austin would just get it over with and cede zoning control to Miami.
Wed Oct 26, 2016, 04:09 PM
Oct 2016

South Lama looks like a main thoroughfare in Miami 40 years ago: Zoned from the lake to Ben White (some 4 miles) pure condo.

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