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Mike da Tigah
St. Denham Rougeville
Member since Feb 2005
41259 posts

re: Your favorite aspect about BR?


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Why do you live here?


If I leave, is it going to make BR a better place? Doesn't seem to have worked out too well with the mass exodus for P'ville and DS over the past couple of couple of decades.







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Topwater Trout
LSU Fan
Red Stick
Member since Oct 2010
36764 posts

re: Your favorite aspect about BR?


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If I leave, is it going to make BR a better place?


I didn't say that. I am saying if YOU aren't happy here why stay?






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dewster
Maryland Fan
Tennessee
Member since Aug 2006
9068 posts

re: Your favorite aspect about BR?


Traffic happens in any city worth living in. It's a growing pain that can never be addressed fast enough. Houston, Atlanta, Austin, DC, and even Lafayette have traffic. Expanding street capacity often leads to more development that brings more traffic.

Memphis, Cleveland, and Detroit can keep up with their traffic problems because they are stagnant or dying areas. Baton Rouge and south Louisiana are far from stagnant outside of the ghetto zip codes.

Traffic is one of the top complaints in every growing mid sized or large metro. $billions are spent widening freeways and streets only to have gridlock again with 5 years. It's a drawback to living in a growing area.

No city is perfect, but citing traffic as the reason a city is bad is kind of foolish considering the correlation between additional traffic and economic growth (which most consider a good thing). Baton Rouge is the only large city in the state that has consistantly gained population in every census taken in the last 50 years....that doesn't even consider the even higher rates of suburban growth in Zachary, Acension, etc.

450,000 people live in EBR now and another 350,000 in the suburban parishes. Those numbers are growing despite the crappy national economy.

South Louisiana is finally in a good position for growth in the future....especially the area between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. I'm afraid traffic and limited resources are going to be a problem there for the next 20 years as more industry moves in.



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Loubacca
LSU Fan
sittin on the dock of the bay
Member since Feb 2005
3498 posts

re: Your favorite aspect about BR?


Most of the people I know that complain about traffic in BR, live in the suburbs and just can't quite get it through their heads that they are the fricking traffic!!!





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pdubya76
Ole Miss Fan
Uncle PO Sted's place
Member since Mar 2012
1621 posts

re: Your favorite aspect about BR?


The lack of crime.





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Mike da Tigah
St. Denham Rougeville
Member since Feb 2005
41259 posts

re: Your favorite aspect about BR?


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And I have no personal vendetta against you. I'd respond the same way to anyone who posted the things you post. You're looking down at people for things that aren't your business.



You're reading that into my intentions, just like you missed what I said in the previous thread regarding Prarieville and Denham subdivisions in the middle of nowhere and took that as a slap to people with land out in the country, even after I clarified it for you.

What people hate most here in this neck of the woods is speaking negative about the area, talking about substantive change, especially that which might require change, which would explain exactly why the place never does change for the better. Just love LSU, and keep on living in the bubble. It's the method of insanity thinking by some miracle BR is going to stay the same or better itself by some magic that happens without any input by ourselves.

If you truly care about a place, wouldn't you be really interested in its future and how to best rectify the problems that plague it, especially when you see it getting worse and worse? Is the answer to just leave it, and to where, and when we get there, that place where nobody has learned how to fix their problems, just run from them, what confidence should I have that the very same problems won't follow me and infect that new place I ran to?






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htownjeep
LSU Fan
Nassau Bay, TX
Member since Jun 2005
5307 posts

re: Your favorite aspect about BR?


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Your favorite aspect about BR?

1-LSU football/baseball
2-Memories of a great childhood in a great city (was a long time ago)
3-It's 4.5 hours away






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Rickety Cricket
Navy Fan
Premium Member
Member since Aug 2007
34985 posts

re: Your favorite aspect about BR?


Well if I-10 ever gets finished we'll see if the improvements actually worked. Do you foresee any surface street expansion in BR proper that will alleviate the daily congestion?





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oauron
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Sep 2011
9157 posts

re: Your favorite aspect about BR?


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Well if I-10 ever gets finished we'll see if the improvements actually worked. Do you foresee any surface street expansion in BR proper that will alleviate the daily congestion?


You must not be driving around too much. I see crews working on roads all over. Whether that be expanding/redoing current streets or extending roads further (Staring Lane being the most recent and there are plans to take it all the way down to Nicholson).






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SpqrTiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2004
5844 posts

re: Your favorite aspect about BR?


My favorite thing about BR is that LSU is here, and there's always something to do there. You just need to look for it.






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RonFNSwanson
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
University of LSU
Member since Mar 2012
15215 posts

re: Your favorite aspect about BR?


murder champions





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dewster
Maryland Fan
Tennessee
Member since Aug 2006
9068 posts

re: Your favorite aspect about BR?


I agree.

I honestly feel the same way about Memphis the way many feel about Baton Rouge or New Orleans. It wouldn't matter to me either way what happens to it, because I may not be here in 10 years. It's just another city to me. There are very good things about this town that I just don't have time for at this stage in my life. I'm working my tail off to improve my home and career. We are happy here because we want to be happy here....and it has very little to do with this city.

My love for LSU and my friends and family make south Louisiana very important to me. Anyone can recognize the problems, but It takes leaving the area to appreciate some of the positive things going on.

If you are not happy where you are, get out and enjoy yourself. Unless you are physically unable to move from your couch, there is no excuse for being unhappy where you are.

I had plenty of fun in Baton Rouge when I had time for it- even when I was broke and studying constantly in grad school. I had fun in Atlanta and Houston when I lived there too. My parents live in a boring small town and have built a very nice life there.

Go out and look for hobbies or find a new favorite bar or local band. Try to enjoy the dirt cheap events that the River Center does such a terrible job of marketing. Go to the symphony or one of the free museums downtown. Join a soccer team. Work on your golf game. Go to an art gallery if that does it for you. Build a life or stop complaining.

If you want to improve your city, get out and do something about it. It will only be as good as the people who live there.



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kaduceus
Member since Sep 2012
138 posts

re: Your favorite aspect about BR?


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I love the whips on 28" dubs bumpin dat bass


"dubs" refer SPECIFICALLY to 20" rims






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TheCaterpillar
LSU Fan
Nashville from BR via Oxford
Member since Jan 2004
36275 posts

re: Your favorite aspect about BR?


-LSU athletic events.

-My family and friends.

-Ivars, Chelseas, and Duvics during the holidays.

-St. Patricks Day.



Thats about it.






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Bien Fou
LA-Lafayette Fan
Laffy
Member since Jul 2009
2016 posts

re: Your favorite aspect about BR?


LSU





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KT70
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jun 2011
1272 posts

re: Your favorite aspect about BR?


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Most of the people I know that complain about traffic in BR, live in the suburbs and just can't quite get it through their heads that they are the fricking traffic!!!


BINGO! We have a winner.

"But Baton Rouge public schools are bad"

If you still lived in BR and sent your kids to public schools so could I!!!!!!!






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