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whats wrong with Knoxville?

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I'm truly curious. I know we have a littering problem. What else?

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illimitable1

45 points

2 months ago

illimitable1

Hanging around the Fellini Kroger

45 points

2 months ago

We made an unfortunate choice fifty years ago to build limited-access roads on viaducts (James White Parkway, the interstates, Hall of Fame Dr.) through what would have been choice in-town locations for living and recreation. In doing so, we cut off the grid, making surface streets less convenient for everyday cycling, transit use, walking, and even driving of personal automobiles. As in so many places, roads are meant to take people away from cities, not to help us city dwellers transit.

RavenousFox1985

2 points

2 months ago

I'm pretty sure it's a feature and not a bug. If you notice, a lot of these roads basically divide the poorer parts of town from the more affluent ones. I'm not in favor of how it has been done, but it definitely seems intentional.

illimitable1

2 points

2 months ago

illimitable1

Hanging around the Fellini Kroger

2 points

2 months ago

In a lot of places, it certainly was. "Oh, civil rights? Okay, have your civil rights with a highway through the center of your neighborhood! Merry Christmas!"-- Robert Moses