City seeks input on changes to St. Fr...

City seeks input on changes to St. Francis Drive

There are 33 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from Sep 14, 2009, titled City seeks input on changes to St. Francis Drive. In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

Got a suggestion for Santa Fe's main north-south thoroughfare, St. Francis Drive? Government road builders want to hear from you.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Santa Fe New Mexican.

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PabloDiablo

Las Vegas, NM

#23 Sep 15, 2009
Ever been on Lead/Coal in ABQ? Much smaller streets, but way more efficient that St. Francis. Why? Because the LIGHTS ARE TIMED. If you go the speed limit, you catch all the green lights. It's simple.
arny

Odessa, TX

#24 Sep 15, 2009
just make it a fly over bridge, that will take care of youor problems. but wait people will just drive on by,its a trap to get them to down town so they can spend money/////////////////////
Train Boy

Santa Fe, NM

#25 Sep 15, 2009
How much do the options cost and who's paying?
No new taxes!
easy

Los Alamos, NM

#26 Sep 15, 2009
Find someone smart enough to time the lights and add right turn lanes
wellwhynot

Santa Fe, NM

#28 Sep 15, 2009
Why not read and heed these comments "officials" in charge of highways in Santa FE?????? There are many many great and inexpensive suggestions listed here, INCLUDING timing the g.d. traffic lights appropriately, instead of trying to make everyone slow down for absolutely no reason, or have to speed up to dangerous levels just to make more than ONE LIGHT when crossing this tiny town!!! But, this is Santa Fe after all, we have to make it difficult for people to live and work here - my bad...

Since: Sep 08

Santa Fe

#29 Sep 15, 2009
Ras Michael & Sons Of Negus - Keep Cool Babylon

Keep cool Babylon, you don't know what you doin'.
Rasta say to keep cool Babylon, you don't know what your sayin'.
Rasta say to keep cool Babylon, you don't know what your doin'.

King Rasta come now soon,
Him come with thunder and lightning to clear the way.
The whirlwind come and blow them away,
Be cool.. be cool..
King Rasta come now soon.

Rasta say to keep cool Babylon, you don't know what you doin'.
Rasta say to keep cool Babylon, you don't know what your sayin'.
I a said to keep cool Babylon, you don't know what your singin'.

King Rasta come now soon,
Him come with thunder and lightning to clear the way.
The whirlwind come and blow them away,
Be cool.. be cool..
King Rasta come now soon.
J Watchn

Albuquerque, NM

#30 Sep 15, 2009
I think that it is a good idea to take a once in 50 year comprehensive look at the only major through road in Santa Fe. How is it performing? Who is it serving? What are the problems? What is the projected growth?
Instead the planners seem intent upon designing and managing urban development. These dream schemes look like college student projects that are not limited or inhibited by the actual needs and desires of the current residents of the community. The plan is for the future that they can imagine. Does Santa Fe want high density development adjacent to the two Rail Runner stops that will bring thousands of additional people to these locations? Will that reduce the current travel to other locations in the city? Will those areas be depopulated or otherwise blighted?
Santa Fe is still a city of under 100,000, a small city by any measure. Several of the options listed are better suited to cities at least 10 times as large as this. I felt the last option should have been the first, and it would probably have cost less than this "study".

Since: Sep 08

Santa Fe

#32 Sep 15, 2009
Ah, Too Much, too many people
(We all chase the buck, we all don't give a fork)
Ah, Too Much, too many people
(We all got it tough, we all gon' live it up)
Ah, Too Much, too many people
(We all chase the buck, we all don't give a fork)

Since: Sep 08

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#33 Sep 15, 2009
Time the traffic lights!

It's a no brainer.
State Worker Bee

Santa Fe, NM

#34 Sep 15, 2009
This is a no brainer: Do the easiest and cheapest first, and see how it all shakes out: TIME THE LIGHTS for better traffic flow!!! It works on Lead/Coal and Comanche in Albuquerque! Oh! I forgot...these are probably exempt, double-dipping State Workers trying to figure this out!
Brain Power

Albuquerque, NM

#35 Sep 15, 2009
State Worker Bee wrote:
This is a no brainer: Do the easiest and cheapest first, and see how it all shakes out: TIME THE LIGHTS for better traffic flow!!! It works on Lead/Coal and Comanche in Albuquerque! Oh! I forgot...these are probably exempt, double-dipping State Workers trying to figure this out!
The traffic engineering department only hires the best and brightest in the country. In fact, ALL of the engineers in that departmet have their Masters in traffic engineering from the very prestigious University of K-Mart. It is widely known at city hall that there is more brain power in that one room where they all work than all of Los Alamos combined!
nips

AOL

#36 Sep 15, 2009
Time the lights so you aren't "punished" by the fact that if you catch one red light, you catch them ALL.

Also, traffic exiting S. off St. Francis onto I-25 can be amazingly aggressive (and most people are speeding)--- put a cop or two at Zia and Sawmill.
Obskeptic

Belleville, MI

#37 Sep 16, 2009
Brain Power wrote:
<quoted text>
The traffic engineering department only hires the best and brightest in the country. In fact, ALL of the engineers in that departmet have their Masters in traffic engineering from the very prestigious University of K-Mart. It is widely known at city hall that there is more brain power in that one room where they all work than all of Los Alamos combined!
Government is always filled with the very best and brightest, whether elected or hired. Thats why they should trust them to fix healthcare for everyone. Even those who have it already and are happy with the services ( the majority ), so it can be in the same kind of shape the roads and bridges in america are. The same reason we should continue to expand government services into every aspect of our lives. Remember those founding fathers and their philosophy on government, "Bigger is better" and " If you don't have the money, print it" or the best one, "you can't make your own decisions, we the government make them for you".

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