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  • in reply to: Car2Go – Car Sharing Service #1025401

    Geno99
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    That’s a pretty brave move. People in Grandview Hts are almost spookily possessive about their street parking spaces. I expect the company is going to be getting a lot of calls about cars left in front of people’s houses.

    in reply to: The cost of America’s inefficient sprawl #1024855

    Geno99
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    “When sprawling new development happens, it’s easy to mistake that for prosperity. New buildings and wide roads look great when they first meet the eye. But over time, distant development costs more, gradually bleeding taxpayers and putting the hurt on municipal budgets.”

    For some reason, I immediately thought of Grove City when I read this.

    in reply to: Weinland Park Redevelopment – News & Updates #1024852

    Geno99
    Participant

    I don’t understand why people would move to a sociographically mixed, low-income neighborhood and then complain about the fact that it’s a sociographically mixed, low-income neighborhood.

    I’ve lived in neighborhoods like this but I understood what to expect and why things were the way they are.

    in reply to: New Glass Recycling Program in Short North #1024851

    Geno99
    Participant

    3-4 tons per week. wow.. that’s a lot of glass. amazing to think so much waste was being created…

    Yes, and in a pretty small area.

    …does anyone know if the city publishes info like this on how much weight is being diverted by the curbside recycling program?

    Yes, they track it. There was an article in the dispatch about a year ago that reported that the curbside program was expected to pay for itself in avoided landfill fees within a year. At that time they had recorded about 22,000 tons but only for a partial year. I remember a more recent announcement from SWACO saying it was something like 31,000 tons per year in the first full year, but I can’t find the exact number. But I bet someone at SWACO knows.

    in reply to: Stauf's Expansion #1023357

    Geno99
    Participant

    More Stauf’s is never a bad thing.

    in reply to: Bring Google Fiber to Central Ohio #1021195

    Geno99
    Participant

    They all suck, no one is saying Comcast is great, but they are better than TWC. The reason you probably hear it more often is because Comcast is twice the size of TWC with many more customers. TWC is that bad. All of them were even worse until FIOS came along. Honestly, without VZ we would be more behind than we are already.

    FIOS is officially dead for the time being. Verizon has announced that it has No Plans for expanding FIOS any further for the foreseeable future. Perhaps after they finish phasing out their DSL lines they will revisit the issue.

    All the more reason to revisit courting Google to come here.

    in reply to: Net Neutrality — News & Updates #1021193

    Geno99
    Participant

    I’m glad people are finally getting a clue about this issue.

    Now, Once again:

    How do we BRING GOOGLE FIBER TO CENTRAL OHIO ??!!

    in reply to: Sbarro Relocating Company HQ to Columbus #1021191

    Geno99
    Participant

    Did they get paid to move here by Jobs Ohio? I only ask because IIRC we were going to pay Sears some ridiculous amount of money to move here after their bankruptcy.

    in reply to: Is Ohio's Gas Tax too Low? #1021190

    Geno99
    Participant

    Wait, so you want to raise the gas tax to increase the overall price per gallon to be even higher than it already is? In a state that, as you say, has the highest gas prices in the region?

    Yes. I thought that was rather clear from my post.

    in reply to: Gas Prices – News & Discussion #1020563

    Geno99
    Participant

    Gas was 15 cents cheaper in Pennsylvania over the weekend. Which is weird since PA gas tax is 14 cents higher than ours.

    in reply to: Columbus Ranked #6 for Achieving the American Dream #1020561

    Geno99
    Participant

    I love the discussions here. Very intelligent and well-reasoned without 50 people spitting in snipes in about “0bummer” destroying the country while simultaneously not actually adding anything of substance to the central discussion.

    in reply to: Eastmoor/Bexley News #1019432

    Geno99
    Participant

    I feel badly for the current residents. I always liked that building and always wondered what the apartments went for. Somehow, I don’t think I can afford one of the new units…

    It’s a really neat old building, except for the parking lot in front. The style of windows on the older building is much nicer than the new one and really has a feel that fits the area. The window fronts on the new building just aren’t as nice. I am glad that they left room for patio seating.

    Here is a Google Photo:

    Cup O Joe Bexley

    in reply to: Car2Go – Car Sharing Service #1018802

    Geno99
    Participant

    Just heard about this, and noticed the logo when you log in now. It’s called “Car2go Black” Black luxury cars (Mercedes B) we will soon be available to rent from specific spaces for one-way inter-city travel, or whatever:

    Car2Go Black

    in reply to: Highway Funding will run out in August #1016378

    Geno99
    Participant

    I’m fine with a toll booth or two on I-71. I can even tell you where to put them:

    #1: In between Exit 151 and 165, on the Columbus to Cleveland stretch. There is no fast way around that 14 mile stretch.

    #2: In between Exits 50 and 58 on the Columbus to Dayton stretch.

    Those would catch the majority of long-haul traffic. And people who live near them would know how to skirt them and wouldn’t be badly impacted if they didn’t want to pay.

    in reply to: Can Ohio Beat Michigan (and Four Other States)… in the Arts? #1016371

    Geno99
    Participant

    YES, WE CAN!

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