Entries by Tad MacKie

Atlanta’s Democrat Mayor Kasim Reed led by stupidity? $198,000 for a gay crosswalk!

Let me see if I understand this. $196K, to do ONE, standard, 4-lane intersection? At least, that’s what the picture above shows and the article below describes. If we assume 15 ft wide lanes, that’s 60 linear feet/crosswalk.  If we assume a 10 ft wide walkway, that’s 600 sq ft/crosswalk. Times 4 crosswalks/intersection = 2400 sq ft […]

A Tale of Two Cities: Houston vs Chicago

Thanks and a tip o’ the hat to Frank for this analysis. Tale of 2 Cities  City CHICAGO, IL HOUSTON, TX Population 2.7 million 2.15 million Median HH Income $38,600 $37,000 % African-American 38.9% 24% % Hispanic 29.9% 44% % Asian 5.5% 6% % Non-Hispanic White 28.7% 26% Pretty similar until City Chicago, IL Houston, […]