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Rocco Rossi uses hot air to create the Allen tunnel

Discussion in 'Politics (deprecated)' started by alexd, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    Ha! Rossi just announced that he is going to tunnel the allen expressway underground so it connects with the gardiner expressway. Politicians: The closer the election gets the more retarded and grandiose the announcements become.

    Announcements are cheap, and for the most part lead to nowhere. Jo Panalone will make an even grander one in the next day or two I bet: maybe something like using hot air balloons to take cars to the island airport...
     
  2. Hi i'm God

    Hi i'm God TRIBE Member

    Both of those Ideas are A-ok with me!
     
  3. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    Monorail!
     
  4. Big Harv

    Big Harv TRIBE Member

    I like Rossi but I think he just killed his chances in this election as the Forest Hill/Cedrvale/NIMBY element will now vote for anyone but him.
     
  5. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    FUCK that element.

    But I guess they pay a lot of taxes and vote... so easy for me to say, but if it wasn't for those cocksuckers we'd have had a downtown relief line by now and an allen expressway that ALWAYS went down to the gardner

    FUCK EM!

    let's go TP some nice houses!
     
  6. Spinsah

    Spinsah TRIBE Member

    I'm pretty sure Pants is one of the few candidates who will avoid grand sweeping promises and lose profoundly as a result.
     
  7. Nesta

    Nesta TRIBE Member

    Agreed!
     
  8. kuba

    kuba TRIBE Member

    anyone with half a brain will realize this is a bullshit idea, one that will never work, and an idiot mayoral candidate that says "it'll cost $110M per km or something like that" deserves not a vote, but a kick to the head.

    Come on guys, really.

    A tunnel?

    Downtown?

    From the Allen?

    Really?

    No.

    Honestly,

    come on.
     
  9. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    The only tunnels we should be digging is for more subways!
     
  10. Hi i'm God

    Hi i'm God TRIBE Member

    Stop fanning the flames of the war on Cars!
     
  11. sk8

    sk8 TRIBE Member

    Underground bike tunnels!
     
  12. JamesM

    JamesM TRIBE Member

    we should just make a floating highway in space like back to the future II.

    I will vote for that!
     
  13. KillaLadY

    KillaLadY TRIBE Member

    Why are you so negative? lol



    Totally... it's almost as fiction-like as Alice in Wonderland. However, who doesn't want to vote for a candidate that carries a pornstar name?
     
  14. atbell

    atbell TRIBE Member

    Above ground clear bike tunnels! ... complete with air pressure diferentials to make the wind always at your back. They could use the gardiner supports too.
     
  15. Dialog

    Dialog TRIBE Member

    [​IMG]

    Thing is I know the guy who made that illustration, and I really really respect him as an artist. Which is why I could never tell him to his face that the concept of those elevated bike tubes made me laugh out loud and their perennial reemergence within the Toronto Activist Biking Community as a viable option only made me lose (little bits of) respect for said community.

    It was just a commission for him after all.
     
  16. JamesM

    JamesM TRIBE Member

    or gangster.

    Rocco Rossi for Toronto Mayor Ads

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  17. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    figures a mob candidate would be fronting massive construction projects
     
  18. octo

    octo TRIBE Member

    i heard the wiseguy ad on the radio this morning. what a terrible idea
     
  19. coleridge

    coleridge TRIBE Member

    The wiseguy ad campaign is hilariously bad.

    Like other people have said, who pays $100,000 to make their own attack ads of themselves?
     
  20. JamesM

    JamesM TRIBE Member

  21. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    This would be awesome!
     
  22. cosmiK-Cat

    cosmiK-Cat TRIBE Member

    I am a forest hiller and I would LOVE to see this 'dream' come true.

    Traffic snarls in and out of Toronto from the 905ers coming in to work/nightclubs/fun events from the 401 is a nightmare.

    I admire the concept mainly because it addresses fulfillment of a city design that was (historically) opposed by jane jacobs/mluhan/davis.

    Now i love preservation(anyone know what Knox college is used for these days?) it's just that it is a road that needs redevelopment somehow- and the reassembly of a severed neighborhood. Spadina Expressway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
     

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