Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pavement on city streets is only "fair"

Not Jason Henderson's fight

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission gives the pavement on San Francisco's streets only a "fair" rating:

...streets with PCI scores in the “fair” (60-69) range are becoming worn to the point where rehabilitation may be needed to prevent rapid deterioration. Because major repairs cost five to 10 times more than routine maintenance, these streets are at an especially critical stage.
Seems like we're always voting for more money to maintain city streets (here, hereand here), but the money is supposedly never enough to bring them up to a "good" condition.

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At 3:17 PM, Anonymous Gregski said...

Not sure who you mean by "we", Rob. Plenty of us read the fine print on these street improvement bonds (with the assistance of your blog) and smell out the loopholes in the text that allow City Hall to spend the money on pretty much anything it wants as long as it is on or near a street.

We know that "paving the streets" is just a marketing smokescreen for where the pols really want the money to go: bike lanes, bulb-outs and...planters.

If we taxpayers were offered written assurances that street-paving money would actually go only to street paving I would vote for these things. Since we don't, I dont.

 
At 8:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we taxpayers were offered written assurances that street-paving money would actually go only to street paving, then it would require a 2/3 majority.

 
At 6:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the streets are in terrible condition. stop spending money on bike lanes for the elitist 3%, which are all white males under 40. spend money actually making the street better for the otehr 97% who take buses and cars

 

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