Widening I-75 to more lanes between Lee Hwy to near Cleveland isn't needed half as much as widening I-24E & W to three lanes between Moccasin Bend & I-59. Going out of town is extremely over crowded and way behind Interstate road standards for a metro area as large as Chattanooga. The truck traffic through this city is DANGEROUS!!!!
The details released that stated Heather suffered severe facial fractures and Michael was dragged and partially dismembered. proves two things stated by the Sheriff's Dept. The pilot on the front of a diesel locomotive is at the height above the rails which would have made contact with Ms. Barnes's skull. The same pilot would have flipped Michaels body forward in a sprawled fashion which explains wheel contact on his torso/limbs. The pilot is angled to push objects off the tracks if there is enough height to the object. Two people lying in an embrace, with the female victim on top explains precisely what is entailed in the physical evidence. BTW, lying between the rails on a paved section of the track,the sound and vibrations of the locomotive would be minimal and wouldn't be detected by the two tired/deep asleep victims. I see no foul play here, just a very careless judgement error on their part.
Best City????????????? Narrow, rut ridden, bumpy, bump streets. The worst traffic control/stop light system I've ever encountered. Limited amount of roads to access anything outdooors. The Interstate system through town is primative, inadequate, and needs a skyway to bypass most of the city for through traffic. The infrastructure for this city is WAYYYYYYYYYYYY behind the times. I'd rate Choo Choo town about 70th out of 75 major cities in the USA.
Yea, modernize the thing like McCallie. It's WAY TOO NARROW, dimmly lit, and water is seeping from everywhere. I wouldn't be surprised if it did collapse and kill a bunch of people.
Yo MYRNAPAUL!! Don't think it would have made any difference as far as who won and who lost. Remember, BAMA was READY for McCoy, without BAMA blunders, I don't think the HORN'S would have scored more than what they did WITHOUT him in the first half. The TX freshman Qtrbk did much better in the second half, and BAMA had trouble adjusting to his style, but when he was super pressured late in the game, "SORRY CHARLIE, only the best players get to be STARKIST" and as Billie Holiday sung many years ago, "The Stars Fell on Alabama Last Night"!!!
Man, if we only could get BETTER throughfares in this city. Never been in a town other than NEWPORT RI where the streets are SO NARROW, BUMPY/LUMPY. Manhole covers NOT in the middle of each lane, ETC. WHO designed this "crap ass" road system around this town anyway? Must of been a midget on a 4 foot tall tricycle!!!!
Permit carring citizens should always have the right to protect themselves in their everyday routine, work, shop, etc. I STRONGLY object that people in bars, clubs etc SHOULD NOT be allowed to be armed on the premises. That isn't very smart considering what alcohol DOES TO SOME PEOPLE. I can see it now, shoot out at Joe's Bar and grill takes 12 lives, 21 more wounded.
I've been riding bicycles for decades as a primary mode of transportation and I can attest to the fact, WITHOUT BIKE LANES, white line fever can be DEADLY. In Chattanooga, many major throughfares do not meet code for lane width. Brainerd Rd. for instance is virtually three SIDEWALK lanes. In most every other place nationally I've driven Brainerd road would only be a TWO lane road for traffic in each directions.Many other major throughfares in Chattanooga DON'T have Paved shoulders. You only have about 16" of road along the white line (if there is one). Chattanooga is a DANGEROUS community to drive and ride in period.
In this town I could hardly fault the truck driver. Chattanooga has some of the narrowest roads I've ever driven anywhere in my life and thats in 500 cities plus in the USA. No bike lanes per say either. I would blame the City for this one. I've been around this town since 1971 and haven't seen any real upgrading to National Code for roadways around here. People in Chattanooga are at a MAJOR disadvantage when it comes to commuting by bicycle.