CstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1289 times:
Is San Diego's official motto outdated?
I think so. Perhaps 15 to 20 years ago it was probably one of the best places in the States to live. Now, I might as well be in Los Angeles or Orange Co. when it comes to urban sprawl, traffic and pollution.
I been going there starting in 1973, every year since 1986, and I've noticed that it's not as enjoyable as my previous visits. My biggest gripe is about the traffic (been on Mira Mesa Blvd. lately) and the proliferation of strip malls (especially those stupid speedbumps). I think the city needs to curb its growth, but don't think that's going to happen.
Despite this, I'll probably be back there in a couple of months.
Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1124 times:
What the bloody hell are you talking about, fool??? San Diego is a great place to live!! Well if you have money at least...it can get pretty damn expensive otherwise.
Well seriously now...I grew up in San Diego when it had evolved into a big city. I view it as something that should strive to be more; not try and sit on its past. It seems that all of the people that don't like San Diego now just can't compensate for the fact that it is now a region with almost 3 million people. What we need to do now is not try and constrain the city, but tend its growth wisely. I certainly do not like the proliferation of strip malls, and I support almost every land-saving measure that comes on the ballot.
I kind of like Mayor Murphy's stance on growth: Don't attract it, but do everything we need to accomodate it. Because it will happen. Whether we like it or not.
CstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1101 times:
...we need to do now is not try and constrain the city, but tend its growth wisely
Case in point: Hwy 56 is now open between I-5 (Carmel Valley) and I-15 (Penasquitos); this will be a great benefit to commuters now using Mira Mesa Blvd. Unfortunately, I foresee further development (actually, it's occuring now) along Hwy 56, therefore instead of relieving congestion on the other surface streets it'll (development) add new traffic to the area.
I was there in the '70s and I saw how the city planners tried to accommodate the future growth, e.g. wider roads to add new lanes, but I'm sure they didn't foresaw the very rapid growth of the city.
Wasn't there a ballot initiative in 1998 curbing growth, but was unfortunately defeated?
P.S. don't worry about a new airport...you guys can't even build a new baseball stadium.
Big777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1071 times:
I have heard that the worst place is in Yuma City, California about a few years ago on the news! I bet SFO, YVR, DEN and ORD are the most beautiful cities in North America. I really like DEN. Denver has been a lot of improving and bigger! I like to see the mountains from Denver. When I retire to move in Denver someday.
N960AS From Switzerland, joined Apr 2000, 467 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1054 times:
No city in the "New World" comes close to touching New York.
NYC has the most culture [Met, Guggenhiem, Cooper Hewitt, Whittney, MoMA, Met Opera, Natural History], lots of art from the galleries of SoHo and back up to the Met. Then there is the worlds greatest food, H&H bagels! Best places to eat with a variety as great as the many people that make up the city with a range of prices that reflect the increadible poverty and wealth in the city. Great architecture, despite eye soars like the World Trade Center. Ok, what else, Central Park is of course a great place to be, I can't think of anyother exercise I'd rather do than the 6 mile loop around the park from the rich streets of the Upper East Side to the rough but deep routed streets of Harlem and to the funky neighborhood like Upper West Side. New York is also made up of 4 other bourghs, let us not forget them, but now I have to go, so you can go explore yourself.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40298 posts, RR: 73
Reply 24, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1009 times:
N766AS, I was refering to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Canada is part of America, North America that is. Thats what the topic is implying.
Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Panama is all a part of America. North, Central and South that is.
KROC, Rochester is up there!
It's a heck of a lot better than Austin, Texas!
Bring back the Concorde
: I have been to the following big cities: Boston, Hartford, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Charlotte, Greenville Spartanburg, Atlanta, Charlest
: haha alright... you're streeeccccchhhing it