Highway Beauty

Friday, December 27, 2013
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Instead of the 101 “Funnel” suggested in the December 19 issue’s Letters, how about leaving the Olive Mill Road to Summerland corridor exactly like it is, declaring it a historical landmark, and putting signs at each end saying “Slow down for a few minutes and take a look at how beautiful California’s highways used to be.”


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I wonder if by widening freeways were enhancing climate change by encouraging people to drive. Maybe the money would be better spent with investing in rail and upgrading mass transit.
I think the letter writer has a fine idea, but I still think the lefty ramps are dangerous because it seems as if many drivers don't pay any attention to the road nowadays - you'd have to text them the info.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
December 28, 2013 at 12:08 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Better yet Ken, let's bring back the traffic signals we had on 101 in the '70's. That would discourage people from driving even more!

Botany (anonymous profile)
December 28, 2013 at 6:11 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This would also give the people driving through even more opportunity to see how beautiful Santa Barbara is!

Botany (anonymous profile)
December 28, 2013 at 6:12 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Actually I loved those lights, haha! My reaction came upon reading this after the recent climate change brouhaha.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
December 28, 2013 at 10:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Mr. Turpin, you are right. When I first came to Santa Barbara in the early 60's I was in awe of the beauty. The beauty is still there but so many of us are just so much in a hurry we don't take the time to enjoy. In this present world of speed and instant gratification we are losing how to live life. But 50 years from now people will say how simple life was back in 2013?

rblacumbre (anonymous profile)
December 30, 2013 at 11:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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