More Road Closures for Joe Biden

I wonder if Joe Biden got any message from the complaints of his visit to Aspen. Today, freeways and other roads are closing in LA because he's attending private fundraisers.

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    Six times (none / 0) (#1)
    by jbindc on Mon Oct 06, 2014 at 03:14:26 PM EST
    With someone making it inside the White House (none / 0) (#2)
    by CoralGables on Mon Oct 06, 2014 at 04:03:30 PM EST
    recently, it's to be expected the Secret Service will be closing more roads rather than less.

    apples and oranges, IMO (none / 0) (#3)
    by sj on Mon Oct 06, 2014 at 04:42:15 PM EST
    In-residence security is different than traveling.

    I don't know LA at all, so I don't know if that is a reasonable schedule or not. I'll assume it is, but what I notice is that the linked article doesn't specify the length of Biden's motorcade this round.


    Glad I'm not in LA (none / 0) (#4)
    by nycstray on Mon Oct 06, 2014 at 07:02:31 PM EST
    anything expecting to jam their already jammed afternoon traffic is def not a good thing . . .

    Miami expressways get shutdown (none / 0) (#5)
    by CoralGables on Mon Oct 06, 2014 at 07:46:57 PM EST
    anytime a Pres or VP comes to town which is often (or any Pres or VP candidate for that matter). There was a bit of a break when Cheney was VP only because he stayed holed up in his bunker of paranoia.

    We get it a fair amount here also (none / 0) (#6)
    by nycstray on Mon Oct 06, 2014 at 07:59:58 PM EST
    all that Bay Area $$$ that they like to suck up :) And while our traffic is close to equaling LA in certain areas, I'd rather be here than there in a shut down :) Aka ferry service from my place to SF! and I think we have better alternative ways to get around.

    I'm assuming you're in Marin (none / 0) (#7)
    by jtaylorr on Mon Oct 06, 2014 at 09:40:04 PM EST
    Do you have any opinions on SMART? What do you think of the anti-development mentality that pervades throughout the Bay Area? I've been applying to jobs in the area but I find the knee-jerk reactions against denser development so depressing (especially dense development around public transportation, i.e. the one place it should be totally non-controversial). To me it shows how even the most progressive of people become rabid conservatives when it comes to their neighborhoods growing and changing. It's an exclusionary mentality at its core, imo. One that just so happens to also increase their property values (and increase everyone elses' rents).

    Not in Marin (none / 0) (#8)
    by nycstray on Mon Oct 06, 2014 at 10:59:56 PM EST
    Lower Napa valley where we haven't been invaded by tech, so I hear very little about what is going on there. The Bay Area in general has always had a bit of an attitude and could always make me cringe, but it seems much worse than when I used to live here. . . You might want to ask G Lucas about those folks in Marin and developments :p

    Eh (none / 0) (#9)
    by jbindc on Tue Oct 07, 2014 at 08:11:33 AM EST
    Try working in downtown DC, which is small and very congested on a normal day, and then have the days where there are motorcades (and there are plenty - from diplomatic motorcades, which just tie up traffic as the few black Suburbans blow through intersections, to presidential motorcades, which shut whole blocks down, re-routing traffic at rush hour).  My favorite time is when the president or vice-president has to attend a fundraiser that starts at 6 pm.  Pretty much messes up all of downtown for at least an hour.

    So yeah, they are a pain, but please consider yourselves lucky that it happens rarely.