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faryl
faryl
5/30/2016 1:39:56 AM
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Re: Priority
San Diego could really benefit from some "smart" traffic lights. It seems like the timing of lights don't have any connection to the time of day or how busy certain intersections are. Or maybe their way of preventing collisions is to make sure cars can only drive one block at a time between red lights!

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Michelle
Michelle
5/29/2016 5:18:07 PM
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Re: Getting up to speed
@ms ak I agree. I hope they inspire other citites to jump in. This will be a really interesting trend for sure. I can't wait to see what happens next.

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Michelle
Michelle
5/29/2016 5:16:42 PM
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Re: I feel compelled to comment
@Mike I guess this means Joe wins the headline writing competition for May :) I'm really impressed with the level of clever in this simple 9 word headline. 

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
5/29/2016 2:46:21 PM
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Re: I feel compelled to comment
I agree that it's a good one. That was Joe's headline. 

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faryl
faryl
5/28/2016 5:23:21 PM
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I feel compelled to comment
This needs to be said: I think this is my favorite TT headline ever. (evah?)

 

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faryl
faryl
5/28/2016 5:22:10 PM
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Re: Verizon Fiber Rollout
Amen!

I've had to avail myself of several government services over the past few years, and I've been astounded at the amount of duplicated effort and waste of time (and paper) that goes on!

Even services that are state or  county based (like medical care or SNAP) have separate office locations, paperwork to fill out (that relies on the same documentation as each other for evidence that you qualify) and approval processes. And everything is tied to a person's social security number - so it shouldn't be that complicated to just look something up to verify the information.

Most places have someone at a window that gives you paperwork to fill out, then you bring the paperwork to another window and stand and watch them type all the information you just wrote out into their system...even an investment in touch screens/kiosks to expedite the data entry time at each separate location would probably save a ton on paper costs alone. (Forget being able to enter all the info on one place online and then maybe going to one location to verify identity or something!)

Interestly enough though, our parking meter and ticketing systems seem to be quite streamilined and even somehow seems to link up with the library overdue fines database...amazing what a motivator revenue can be! :-)

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faryl
faryl
5/28/2016 4:58:02 PM
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Re: Bicycle Safety
They've started this in San Diego as well - there are some decent stretches that you can ride in a dedicated bike lane.

In other areas, they just mark one lane of the roads with a picture of a bike to indicate that bikers can use that full lane and have the right of way (something I don't find especially comfortable either as a biker or a driver, personally).

A major cause of pushback is local businesses, since bike lanes usually end up using space currently used for street parking.

(The left turn issue reminds me of a reverse of the issue with carpool or bus lanes on highways...when you get to areas that are frequently exited, there seems to be a bit of a hiccup in flow as vehicles suddenly all start flowing back the right lane again)

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
5/28/2016 2:36:36 PM
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Getting up to speed
As mentioned in the article that Verizon is accused to be late to this game. With this move with SmartCities intiatives and the lead with Boston's initiative, it is surely getting up to speed in right direction.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
5/28/2016 1:26:40 PM
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Re: Priority
I agree. I think this one factor can help hugely with people and it should be held high in importance level. Obviously traffic problems and things like that are a big issue today.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
5/28/2016 11:46:15 AM
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Other Key Services
"Future Smart Cities applications will address other key services, including environmental sensors, energy efficiency, and city lighting management," said Cupelo


This appears to be an adequate list of services. I know that traffic light managemnet has been going on more widely across many cities. Sensors and energy efficiency measures is also coming up.

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