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FLPanhandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-11 06:03 AM
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31. I like this
Maybe slow down urban sprawl.

We've spent a shitload of money paving and building highways so people could live further and futher from their cities. Fuck that. Maybe if their fancy cars get dusty and dinged up on gravel roads, then they'll move back into the cities.
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  -Making a rural comeback: The old gravel road dflprincess  Mar-27-11 08:51 PM   #0 
  - I deliberately chose to live on a gravel road,  MadHound   Mar-27-11 08:56 PM   #1 
  - I'm all for gravel roads! n/t  catgirl   Mar-27-11 09:02 PM   #3 
  - we turn off gravel onto dirt  WhiteTara   Mar-27-11 09:29 PM   #7 
  - And they are probably whining about how high the taxes are.  madinmaryland   Mar-27-11 10:26 PM   #22 
  - Next up: "Watch out for that road apple!"  RUMMYisFROSTED   Mar-27-11 08:58 PM   #2 
  - Bring back the ole chain gang!  TomClash   Mar-27-11 09:09 PM   #4 
  - Wait a minute! If they're DRIVING a rambler  elias49   Mar-27-11 09:17 PM   #5 
  - I think that was referring to their house.  southerncrone   Mar-27-11 09:42 PM   #10 
  - I hate driving on gravel. ugh  Liberal_in_LA   Mar-27-11 09:18 PM   #6 
  - I do too  dflprincess   Mar-27-11 10:13 PM   #17 
  - Michigan should have started doing this 40 years ago.  Zanzoobar   Mar-27-11 09:30 PM   #8 
  - Shouldn't you state or indicate where you live b4 giving such strong advice?  wuushew   Mar-27-11 09:46 PM   #11 
  - I don't see why it should matter, but I was born and raised in MI  Zanzoobar   Mar-27-11 10:07 PM   #14 
  - Gravel actually costs more in the long run.  Scruffy1   Mar-27-11 11:38 PM   #27 
     - Some gravel roads may cost more. Not most.  Zanzoobar   Mar-28-11 12:19 AM   #28 
     - Hard to believe it's more expensive  FLPanhandle   Mar-28-11 06:46 AM   #35 
  - Gravel is fine with me  bhikkhu   Mar-27-11 09:38 PM   #9 
  - Parts of Ventura Blvd in the San Fernando Valley, the main drag  kestrel91316   Mar-27-11 09:59 PM   #12 
  - Yet another sign that civilization has peaked and is now in decline.  Thunderstruck   Mar-27-11 10:06 PM   #13 
  - just ours  eShirl   Mar-27-11 10:42 PM   #23 
  - Nothing nicer than pedaling your bike down a gravel road  Ezlivin   Mar-27-11 10:11 PM   #15 
  - i pedal my bike down gravel roads each time i go out riding  reggie the dog   Mar-28-11 06:40 AM   #33 
  - Paved Roads: Another Example of Unnecessary Government Spending  bluedigger   Mar-27-11 10:11 PM   #16 
  - K&R  DeSwiss   Mar-27-11 10:14 PM   #18 
  - Coming soon to a skyway near you...  Zanzoobar   Mar-28-11 12:39 AM   #30 
  - They should do this in Chicago. The roads would actually be smoother if they just pulverized them.nt  Shagbark Hickory   Mar-27-11 10:14 PM   #19 
  - And WTF will they do when all the gravel gets pounded down into the mud?  tularetom   Mar-27-11 10:20 PM   #20 
  - grate them.  Maine-ah   Mar-28-11 09:17 AM   #44 
  - When does the rural de-electrification start?  Junkdrawer   Mar-27-11 10:22 PM   #21 
  - When they decide billing revenue vs maintenance costs isn't generating...  JHB   Mar-28-11 06:13 AM   #32 
  - Probably around the same time the Post Office stops delivering . . .  hatrack   Mar-28-11 08:23 AM   #40 
  - i grew up driving as fast as possible on gravel roads...  madrchsod   Mar-27-11 10:46 PM   #24 
  - Makes me think of my younger and more irresponsible days. I grew  jwirr   Mar-27-11 11:24 PM   #25 
     - my mom grew up around the albert lea area  madrchsod   Mar-28-11 09:01 AM   #43 
  - And for every road allowed to return to gravel, American jobs repairing them disappear.  Kablooie   Mar-27-11 11:30 PM   #26 
  - This isn't really such a bad thing.  progressoid   Mar-28-11 12:22 AM   #29 
  - I like this  FLPanhandle   Mar-28-11 06:03 AM   #31 
  - It's happening everywhere.  hobbit709   Mar-28-11 06:44 AM   #34 
  - i hate gravel roads.  xchrom   Mar-28-11 06:53 AM   #36 
  - Sounds like a win for gravel roads  FLPanhandle   Mar-28-11 06:58 AM   #38 
  - It's sad, and stupid. This is what happens when the rich hoard all the money.  reformist2   Mar-28-11 06:57 AM   #37 
  - What about the rich who have their very own paved road? Should it be maintained for just one home?  Shagbark Hickory   Mar-28-11 08:27 AM   #41 
  - Maybe the whiners in the story will drive less  adigal   Mar-28-11 07:26 AM   #39 
  - "I'm like," I prefer gravel to hard top.  LWolf   Mar-28-11 08:34 AM   #42 
  - Interesting.  H2O Man   Mar-28-11 09:24 AM   #45 
  - many here don't seem to understand the short lifespan of asphalt in harsh climates  uncle ray   Mar-28-11 09:44 AM   #46 

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