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Pinkies Up! Private Roads Just For the Rich THAT USED TO BE PUBLIC

6 June 2008 at 8:08:31 PM

I have to wonder, when I read this article about Highland Park denizens who want to make Mockingbird a TOLL ROAD whose taxes paid for that road in the first place? Maybe everybody ought to just put a toll booth in front of their road and let the people on the road collect and share-You want to come Down County Road 2008? Fine. You'll pay., Oh, you don't think that people ought to be able to take a public road and turn it private?

UPDATE from Dallas Observer

Park Cities peeps like to keep their distance from Dallasites. This much, we know. But who would have ever guessed that Highland Park would discuss tolling Mockingbird Lane in order to keep the “outsiders” away?

Well, no doubt you already know that’s exactly what they are doing. KTVT-Channel 11 found a couple of Highland Park residents in favor of the tolls, and The Dallas Morning News grabbed resident Don Chase, who said: “We're not using their neighborhood street, so why should they use ours?"

This would be the first tolled surface street in the country, which makes sense considering that Dallas is already planning to build the first toll road in a floodway. The proposal, which would toll non-residents driving on Mockingbird from the Dallas North Tollway to Hillcrest Avenue, is still in its preliminary stages. But Angela Hunt, who represents Mockingbird outside of Highland Park, has something for them to chew on before getting too serious.

“If it’s implemented, I will be proposing that we toll all streets coming out of Highland Park owned by the City of Dallas,” Hunt tells Unfair Park.

Hunt says their plans are unreasonable because Highland Park is located in the heart of Dallas, and residents must adjust to dealing with traffic problems associated with their location. She adds that it’s unfair to target residents outside of Highland Park, noting that residents of Highland Park regularly drive on City of Dallas roads that they are not paying for.

Okay. That's fair. Let's put a big Wall Around Highland Park and charge the residents when they come OUT to drive on public roads. Then they can have their little rich enclave and eat cake in privacy.

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