Tuesday, February 16, 2010

What harsh weather?

From the NY Post:

The city's pothole program has hit a bump.

The time it takes to fix the pesky problem has doubled, rising to nearly six days, according to city data released Friday for July through October.

The Department of Transportation blames the slower response on a spike in overall pothole complaints because of harsh weather. The agency repaired 150,000 potholes in the summer and fall, a 15% increase from the same time last year.


What harsh weather are they talking about? Seriously... Was last winter any worse than previous ones? The winters have been getting progressively milder.

I blame this on the lack of interest by the DOT commissioner who spends all her time devising plans for bike racks and sitting areas and little to none on fixing roads or untying traffic. In fact, she just greenlighted the Van Wyck ramps that will turn the entire borough into a giant clusterfuck because Bloomberg told her to. But that's a subject for another post.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

one wonders just which company(and now rich loyalist) got the contract for the many thousands of benches, in n.y.c. playground/parks and avenues in Manhattan?

Anonymous said...

Have they fixed any roads in NYC in the last twenty thirty years properly so it doesn't have to be done every six months? Its also funny to see the news trying to say its snow and getting all worked up when its 35 degree rain slush.

Anonymous said...

Good thing you armchair DOT commissioner clowns know everything about fixing roads. Maybe you can go out and do it for us!

Anonymous said...

Has anyone given any thought to the idea that potholes are at least partially caused by Dept of Sanitation truck plowing through the streets at 40+ MPH?

Anonymous said...

Also doesn't help they don't enforce things like truck routes.

I love it when that PRIVATE garbage truck uses my residential block as a short-cut 3x a week at 11:30pm going 30mph+

Im sure that is just terrific on the street and all the pipes underneath.

Klink Cannoli said...

Crahaaaa! I love the post pic.

Displaying her golden crapper.

stinky said...

Also doesn't help they don't enforce things like truck routes.

I love it when that PRIVATE garbage truck uses my residential block as a short-cut 3x a week at 11:30pm going 30mph+

I must live on the same block as you and agree enforcing the law is key and raises money to fix the roads. When a truck illegally drives down a no-truck route he/she is ruining the roadway built for cars not trucks.