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Old Posted Jul 21, 2008, 9:09 PM
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College Station buried its lines along Texas Ave. and Harvey Road a few years ago....two of the busiest secondary roads in the city....its looks FIVE MILLION times better! Just makes everything along those roads seem cleaner.
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pickle is a tell-tale indication...also obvious cultural markers: pina con chile, horchata, and lucas.
I only get lucas with my cucumbers, not as a popsicle. Lucas and 7. Oh man I bet I can find 7 on Beacon Hill here. And baby lucas.
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Maxus: Our project, The Eighteen Hundred, was referenced in another thread. You should be able to search for it.

SKW: Tell me how to post pictures on here and I'll show what I have. We actually don't have tons of renderings, and the ones we have aren't paticularly detailed (we just went straight into construction drawings).

With regards to getting the $300K, we worked with COSA for a grant/loan that will be repaid with future ad valorem taxes (specific to our project). The city came through - staff and council are really serious about finding ways to get these projects off the ground.

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Are they uploaded or on your computer?
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anyone else have el paraiso experience?
pina colada and lime are my two favorites.
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On my computer.
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2008, 3:06 PM
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Email me the files and I'll upload them.

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You can get rid of 'em if you want to, but I'll just go take pictures of the areas where they're still around. They make photos better Texture, place, time, culture, all that jazz. I like it.



...see?
I have a love hate relationship with them for that reason. Here's a shot I took in Austin on Cameron Road in Northeast Austin one afternoon.



I don't even mind this to some extent. To me, it's less offensive in the city, but out in rural areas, it just looks nasty. Especially in some areas of East Texas with power lines lining the roads with the pine trees there. Kind of takes away the charm of the piney woods. In the city though, it's just one of those things you have to put up with.


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anyone else have el paraiso experience?
We have that. I've seen them all over Austin. They come up my street sometimes too, but they're never on bikes. They always have a push cart. In some ways I like it better than a 1981 Ford Econo-line driving around blasting awful sounding jingles.
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They had the econoliners until the mid-90s and then they all converted to bikes to cut overhead and increase their ability to spread out into the neighborhoods.

I miss those jingles
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The jingles are fine, but they need to invest in a system.
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The jingles are fine, but they need to invest in a system.
I would personally flat a van if it came by blasting dnb or similar on an overly elaborate sound system.

No ice cream for you today, kids, because your ice cream man is a JERK.
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Suburban San Antonio views with poles








Suburban view without poles


Downtown view with poles


Downtown view without poles

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Thanks for the pics Sir!
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The above pictures prove to me that the MedCtr could be absolutely perfect for light rail.
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alexjon likes himself some medians?
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I don't see them as medians, I see them as POTENTIAL!
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Hey, I recognize those shots! I took those photos last year when I was in town. Man, they're a lot better than this year's photos. No time this trip...
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