I was talking with one of my fellow bus riders this morning when she told me about a neighbor’s do-it-yourself traffic calming shenanigans. This one’s a little more extreme than other’s you might have heard about.
Mr Grumpy Neighbor got so sick of people speeding down the street past this house that he bought a truckload of gravel and had it dumped in front of his house. The street is now a ruined mess, and the bus rider told me she’s now forced to walk her bike up and down her street.
I had an uncle (now departed) with property that was taken by the city for a road. Every couple of years he took an end loader and tore up the pavement, which the city would repair several months later and send the bill to my uncle.
Do you know of anybody who destroys streets to protest either traffic or eminent domain?