COMMENT OF THE DAY: TOP WITH ASPHALT, ADD PARKING STRIPES TO TASTE “Amazing how that works – we demolish houses and businesses next to schools to make way for parking, meaning there will be fewer homes and errand stops within walking distance of the school. Meanwhile, the Red Line is only a few blocks away, which could’ve meant fewer employees and students needing to drive there. So now we have HISD paying more money it doesn’t have on acquiring land and building parking infrastructure while simultaneously devaluing a public transit asset and decreasing the school’s user base in the area. Great recipe for success, here!” [Derek, commenting on Former Bakery Razed as Jefferson Davis Claims New Territory in Northside] Illustration: Lulu
HISD closed my walking-distance elementary school years ago and moved it close to the freeway next to a strip mall. My longest commute is to pick up my kids.
I love parking lots. The make life livable in the real world. Houston is the real world.
“Regardless of what they want, we are going to force these people on mass transit one way or another!”
You nailed it. I bet you’re from out of town.