Mar 9, 2006 - Funky Doory
There may be more cars on the road these days, but everything stays the same on the City of Santa Barbara’s website. There’s a map posted at:
City Departments > Public Works > Transportation Division > Transportation Operations
It shows daily traffic volumes in the downtown area. This map is a great thing to have access to, but it looks as if the map has not been updated since 1991. Maybe the department is too busy building mini traffic circles?
The dedicated staff of edhat.com, one of whom coincidentally worked for the Transportation Division in 1991, was checking out traffic volumes to see how many cars drive past the location of one of yesterday’s Wednesday Where Is Its (WWII) each day. Just how many drivers go down that road and don’t notice the strange looking door. Driving on Haley just past Anacapa, you can’t tell that the door is blocked on the other side by a couch, but you really can’t miss it. It’s next to the VCR repair store.
Maybe people are missing the door because they’re spending too much time wondering if people still own VCRs, and if they do, isn’t it cheaper just to buy a new one? But, if you go by the old map,
ten thousand drivers each day drive on that block. Some of them must be dedicated Edhat subscribers, don’t ya think?
At the end of the day, only three subscribers could identify the door. They each got 1,000 Ed-Ness points.
According to another 1991 map on the City website, twenty-four thousand cars go past the Galleria Shopping Center on State Street at La Cumbre. The pillars on the front of the mall, definitely non-Spanish Revival Architecture, stand out like a blueberry bagel at a bridal boutique. Thirty-seven subscribers were able to identify these pillars of our community.
Things are heating up in March Ed-Ness! Check out the current standings.
Also, read write-in comments from our subscribers as they entered yesterday's contest. The natives are getting restless.
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