07/20/08 100 W, 1 I - + 21 - 14 Skyline

Here's what the city's skyline's looking like these days. Western Boulevard bridge looking north over South Saunders Street. The usual view. Click to enlarge:

What building is what?

Left to right, they should be:

Is that right?

The “construction site” is the new County parking deck. It’s replacing the existing parking deck across the street from the courthouse. They’re bulldozing it to make way for the new Justice Center.
Chris - 07/21/08 - 08:20

It’s not quite the usual view. “Usually” there is an RPD unit with a ‘surprised’ motorist on the right shoulder, just about where the orange road signs are, discussing right foot problems.
DJ - 07/21/08 - 09:13

Maybe we can try that again with one of us in there. I give a 20MPH limit through there (55 in a 35). I think that is plenty generous given the drastic, yet highly marked speed reduction.
RPD - 07/21/08 - 20:17

Moral of the story: If you speed, don’t gripe if you get a ticket!
Silver - 07/21/08 - 23:23

That is overly generous! 20mph over? Wow. Are y’all given judgment decisions or do y’all have to follow a set guideline as to what speed over the limit to pull somebody over and ticket? I would think 10mph over would be very generous.
RescueRanger - 07/22/08 - 09:41

Everyone has their own “threshold”. There is no department wide guidelines as to who you pull and at what points. I would say generally for me it’s 15 mph, but given that particular stretch I up it to avoid and kind of argument while standing on the side of the road. However when it comes to work zones, school zones, or 10-50 scenes it’s a strict limit. Same with the move over law if I’m in a position to enforce it. I try to do what I can to keep the scenes safe for y’all because you might be cutting me out of a car or plugging a bullet hole in me some day. Y’all do good work.
RPD - 07/22/08 - 23:02

We do good work? Appreciate the kind comments but you are the one who has people who HATE you just because of a career decision. There is NO way I could ever be a police officer. I think the majority of firefighters appreciate you guys more than y’all think. So THANK YOU!!! And yes, please keep nailing violators of the move-over law anytime you can.
RescueRanger - 07/23/08 - 10:48

I appreciate that. I’ll be sure to pass that along, and I’ll also be sure to let the guys in blue know not to park to close to the house fires or block the roads when checking in with y’all. I know we tend to be lazy and want to pull right up to the front door. Feel free to block them in with an engine or some of that 5”, haha.
RPD - 07/23/08 - 16:46

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