Toledo's Crumbling Streets

Toledo Street Conditions This map shall attempt to identify Pot Holes and other road conditions throughout the City of Toledo in an effort to educate the driving public which roads to avoid if they want to minimize automobile repairs. I have open the map up to PUBLIC COLLABERATION so if you have a Google Account feel free to add your own observations.

Red=High Level Alert
Yellow=Medium Level Alert
Green=Low Level Alert

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thanks Kat.. the bad roads in Toledo are one of my biggest gripes

cool. Thanks!

thing done in a while. I added my area.

it embeddable? We can post it directly here.

the embedded code to the Rich Text editor. It shows up there correctly but will not display either in the preview or the saved posting. I may be doing something wrong. As admin, can you take a look at it for me and maybe figure out what happen?

Glad you like it and thanks for adding to it.

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth. ~Japanese Proverb

what you did was correct, but there are filters that don't allow anything over basic html. While you can see it in the preview, everything is stripped out. I went in and overrode the filter, it is now showing up.

Pot holes this time of year are a fact of life. The city can only cold patch them. Cold patch does not set up well and plows usually tear up the patch when they go across it.

You might as well shake your fist at God for the weather as to shake your fist at the city for pot holes in the winter.

However, in Toledo, pot holes persist into the summer and there's no excuse for that. Hot patch is more flexible and sets up better. Not even Carty is crazy enough to plow streets in the summer (is he?), so plows won't rip out the patch. The hot patched fill should be able to take the abuse of plows.

Of course, we are too busy subsidizing the laziness and arrogance of CareNet to fix our streets.

only because your access would have allowed you insight that citizens miss out on.

Who's idea was it to waste all that asphalt that could have been used to fill potholes to make 20,000+ speed bumps on the city streets?

I'm really curious on this.

Usually, the residents of a neighborhood pay for speed bumps through assessment. The residents of a block or neighborhood take out a petition and get 70 percent of their neighbors to sign. If they get the necessary signatures in favor of speed bumps, the city installs them and the bill shows up on your taxes.

I noticed how bad S. Detroit was the other day but yesterday when I was heading to Kroger it seemed a lot better.
It seemed that the city did have someone out to cold patch up the curb lane.
Of course the next time it snows and the plows hit that area they will pop those patches right out but at least they did do something.

Thanks OKAT. I did notice that it was better last night and have upgraded the flag from RED to YELLOW. It could go quickly back to RED when the next plow shovels the snow. Oh Wait....Do plows operate in the City?

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth. ~Japanese Proverb

Well I'm pretty sure that S. Detroit is considered a big enough street to get the attention of the plows when it snows since they are only paying attention to the larger streets this year.

I must say that the Snow Removal on city streets this past weekend (Jan. 9-11) was much better then that for the Pre-Christmas Ice Storm. I would suspect however that the number of red flags on the map above will dramatically increase because the plows will knock out the cold patch just laid to fill in potholes and the streets like S. Detroit will once again become a test of courage just to drive.

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth. ~Japanese Proverb

Looking for contributors. If you can report from East Toledo, North Toledo, Reynolds Road area. Also the suburbs! Feel free to add your observations.

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth. ~Japanese Proverb

From Downtown Toledo to the Zoo is just ridiculous. I usullay travel this way home to avoid the traffic on the Trail but will not any longer till the road is fixed. I'd rather be caught up in traffice then have to pay for expenseive car repairs.

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth. ~Japanese Proverb

Well, what do you expect, KK? It's a major road, yet too many poor people live around that area. So it's invisible to the elite that we constantly put into office around here. A major road is a funding hit, too.

I betcha if somebody dented Carty's Folly (that stupid fountain at the intersection of Broadway and Harvard) it would be fixed in a jiffy. PRIORITIES!

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