Originally Posted 7/19/04 – Reno street closure stupidity

The Bear Growls:  Reno street closure stupidity

July 19, 2004

Reno city officials still close Virginia Street to vehicle traffic on Friday and Saturday night, ostensibly to discourage kids from “cruising.” The idiotic system does not work. Kids are still cruising, and the numerous detours and construction zones made traffic a mess. The closing of the town’s main street on the busiest nights has to rank among the stupidest things I have ever seen public officials do. Downtown Reno is plagued with one-way streets, which is bad enough in normal times. With all the construction, it becomes a nightmare.  The city officials responsible for this idiocy should be fired.

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