Sunday, January 15, 2006

Signaling little progress

Today's edition of The Times-Picayune reports on the lingering problem of inoperable traffic signals in New Orleans. They note,

"More than four months after Hurricane Katrina, fewer than half the 450 traffic lights in New Orleans are working, creating herky-jerky commutes across a stop-sign-dotted city and a daily reminder of the long wait for even basic services."

The story calls attention to the danger at such intersections, just as I wrote back in early December.

Some of these signals are in heavily damaged areas where their loss is little noticed. But others are in the bustling parts of the emerging post-K city, where their absence is sorely missed.


Seymour D. Fair said...

South Carrollton/Earhart and South Carollton/Palmetto traffic signals came back up in the past few days . . .

ashley said...

Man, with the Tulane/XULA/Dillard/Loyola students all back, uptown without traffic lights is even more of a zoo than usual.

Sophmom said...

I had a strong sense that the city would be able to feel all these college students return.

Tim, thanks so much for the nice comment on my blog. It's appreciated.