May 10, 2013

As Allentown Turns

Linden Street is reduced to one lane today, as a private contractor installs stencils on the street for the bike lane. I had forgotten about this idiotic plan. Let us hope that the projections for the arena's success are more realistic than their vision for the bike lane's use. Also observed on my patrol today was the unbelievably slow progress of the 15th Street Bridge project. More concrete and steel is completed in one day on the arena and City Center buildings, than has yet to be completed on the bridge. The entire southside of Allentown remains prisoner to misplaced priorities. Talking of misplaced priorities, yesterday the Administration applauded itself for starting the eastside fire house, a year and half late.
UPDATE: ABOUT THIS POSTCARD- Earlier this week I used a postcard of Lehigh Parkway in the Give A Damn, Save A Dam post.  Both cards have a similar coloration and were photographed by Harold Becraft in the early 1950's.  Becraft was a photographer from Suffern N.Y.,  who produced many of the images used in the postcards of Allentown's parks.  These cards were produced locally by E.H. Schall Co.  In addition to Becraft's name on the front, they're also marked Kodachrome.  Although Becraft did many park scenes for Schall, the image shown above is one of his few cityscapes.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Allentowns Hole administration is like a bad wife juggling household funds to cover her incompatence¿ It will only be descovered after they are long gone¿

MM, just another weekend of edited out facts by local media to help propagandize the administration¡

Anonymous said...

Mike,

I have heard nothing about the bike route plan and assumed it was dead. Is it your understanding they are moving forward on this?

Scott Armstrong

michael molovinsky said...

scott@8:52, i also thought the plan was dormant. however, today they were marking the right lane of linden street with stencils illustrating a bicycle. i find the disconnect between city planning and city reality sad.

Anonymous said...

This is just some sort of theft of services by a few that are subcontracting out allentowns work with said monies? Than I am sure there is paperwork that states more money than was paid for the painting.

Would either of you drive a bicycle on that stretch of allentowns road?

Anonymous said...

This is happening without any notice to residents. It is outrageous.

Scott Armstrong