Apple Festival Traffic

Apple Festival Traffic

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Boss Hogg

Ellijay, GA

#1 Sep 5, 2012
I started a new thread to focus on potential solutions rather than name calling.

As a primer let me remind everyone of the beginning of our interstate system by General Eisenhower after he became president of the USA. General Ike copied the German Autobahn because he was impressed by the non-stop flow of traffic that he observed during WWII. The Autobahns were designed to keep traffic moving. Can we imagine driving through our state today with traffic lights at every intersection of major highways? It would be a nightmare.....as is the traffic at the Apple Festival. Bottlenecks are caused by several factors but the major one is caused by cars making left-hand turns across oncoming traffic. There is a very easy solution to this, actually 2 possible solutions. Hwy 5 could be made one-way in either direction for the 2 week-ends or we could eliminate left hand turns for that stretch between Hwy 282 and Progress Rd. My suggestion at the BOC workshop last year was to create a one way loop from the light at 282 to Progress Rd to Maddox Drive to Industrial Drive. Buses could make a circle from the downtown parking to the high school parking lot and on south to Progress Rd. It would require some thought to handle the left turn from Hwy 5 S to Progress Road but everything else should work easily. Since the buses would not be tied up in traffic it would likely take less than half the current number of buses. The parking fee at the fairgrounds could be increased to encourage more people to use the shuttle buses and remote parking locations. A solution to the traffic problems would be a win-win for all local businesses and for those going to the festival.
East Town

Canton, GA

#2 Sep 5, 2012
One would think after all these years it wouldnt still be a "problem", I do like your plan.
Charlie

Ellijay, GA

#5 Sep 5, 2012
Nope not me. Sorry I dom't agree with George but I think it's a stupid idea and all of George's little buddies want to jump on you. Other people can express themselves also.
Jim

Ellijay, GA

#6 Sep 5, 2012
Charlie wrote:
Nope not me. Sorry I dom't agree with George but I think it's a stupid idea and all of George's little buddies want to jump on you. Other people can express themselves also.
Sorry, but you do sound like a child molester to me, just sayin.
Charlie

Ellijay, GA

#7 Sep 5, 2012
How do you know what a child molester sounds like, from experience? just sayin.
Rambo

Ellijay, GA

#8 Sep 5, 2012
I agree with you 100% Charlie its a crazy idea. And you're right if you're not one of the four amigos on here they all try to discredit you.
boB

Ellijay, GA

#9 Sep 5, 2012
Charlie wrote:
How do you know what a child molester sounds like, from experience? just sayin.
jim fess up you moved to Ellijay to get away from your neighbors whom you molested.. Tell us the truth.. just sayin,
boB

Ellijay, GA

#10 Sep 5, 2012
Charlie wrote:
Nope not me. Sorry I dom't agree with George but I think it's a stupid idea and all of George's little buddies want to jump on you. Other people can express themselves also.
Charlie I totally agree with you!!!!!! It's a completly stupid idea.. Do you think just because we have lived in Ellijay for all our lives we haven't thought of a few plans? There is no solution!!!!! but on the other hand I have one after directing traffic for several years. Stay home!! George, on Friday,go uptown spend some money ,go to the grocery store and by the liquor store and pick up yourself and your little asshole buddies a bottle or 2.I can tell by your dottering foolish post you are needing a drink.All us local people have sense enough to stay off the roads on the festva days.It is a good thing for the county but the drawbacks are peope like you and your little bitches want to move here...What a shame for us.
boB

Ellijay, GA

#11 Sep 5, 2012
Rambo wrote:
I agree with you 100% Charlie its a crazy idea. And you're right if you're not one of the four amigos on here they all try to discredit you.
Hey Rambo what's funny is these morons seem to think they have all the ideas..Yeah all totally b/s ideas that won't work because most of the people coming don't have sense enough to drive on a 2 lane road.If you don't believe it try directing traffic at the festival.

“Airhead”

Since: Jan 11

I'm finished with commas!

#12 Sep 5, 2012
Well, we do have a traffic problem at festival time, and at least George and Boss Hogg are presenting ideas.

Pee Ess...And now I'm in the tank for Boss Hogg. Sorry, but prepare for attack, Amigo.

Since: Feb 12

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#13 Sep 5, 2012
boB said "Do you think just because we have lived in Ellijay for all our lives we haven't thought of a few plans?"

Boy, I really had to laugh at this one.

If any of you outspoken locals ever hatched a worth while plan, Ellijay would not be in the financial dumper that it is in.

Can't make a plan and direct traffic at the same time.

A priceless quote, for certain. LOL
Jim

Ellijay, GA

#14 Sep 6, 2012
It appears that Charlie, boB and Rambo are trying to come out of the closet, but they don't know how. And picking a name like Rambo tells me alot about these three Amigo's!!
Jim

Ellijay, GA

#15 Sep 6, 2012
Charlie wrote:
Other people can express themselves also.
From what I'm reading here, not very well. Try having a POINT!!!
Jim

Ellijay, GA

#16 Sep 6, 2012
I canít believe it, the traffic problem is right in front of our eyes, donít you see, how stupid can we be. Itís CHARLIE!!! He even admits it, he directs the traffic, holy crap!!! All we need to do is, well, I donít know, maybe give him a slinky or some other toys to keep him busy and away from something as important as directing traffic and the problem is solved!!!! And if we include a sand box the other two will jump in as well!!!
Chalie

Ellijay, GA

#17 Sep 6, 2012
Jim I never said I directed traffic whee did that come from. Your real side is coming out first you talk about molesters and then you talk about coming out of the closet seems like you must have some a gay side to you. The word ram even turned you on. Just sayin
Jim

Ellijay, GA

#18 Sep 6, 2012
Again, have a point when you try to write something here, be original, and make it humorous! After all, who really takes any of this crap seriously. Now get back into your sandbox!!

Oh wait, boB said "Do you think just because we have lived in Ellijay for all our lives we haven't thought of a few plans?" Excellent!!
Golfer

Ellijay, GA

#19 Sep 6, 2012
Jim wrote:
I canít believe it, the traffic problem is right in front of our eyes, donít you see, how stupid can we be. Itís CHARLIE!!! He even admits it, he directs the traffic, holy crap!!! All we need to do is, well, I donít know, maybe give him a slinky or some other toys to keep him busy and away from something as important as directing traffic and the problem is solved!!!! And if we include a sand box the other two will jump in as well!!!
Send them up to the golf course to work. They can't mess it up any worse than it is and surely can't pi$$ people of more than the ones already up there.
Charlie

Ellijay, GA

#20 Sep 6, 2012
Jim said he would like to work at the golf course with all the other guys maybe even play in the sandtraps afterwards.
Jim

Ellijay, GA

#21 Sep 6, 2012
Charlie wrote:
Jim said he would like to work at the golf course with all the other guys maybe even play in the sandtraps afterwards.
Charlie, Charlie, Charlie. It would seem you can't come up with any of your own material, you need to copy from others. Now go back to your sandbox!!
Charlie

Ellijay, GA

#22 Sep 6, 2012
Admit it Jimmy you were topped in more ways than one.

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