Rob Tough 
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Re: “The Atlantic Film Festival is FIN it to win it

Ugh. This is the worst rebranding i can recall. "It doesn't mean anything". That's for sure.

Except it means "end" and that's the first thing 99% of people will register when they see it. Is this an assisted suicide maybe?
It's also a fish part, or a five dollar bill.

It's not too late to go back on this .

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Posted by Rob Tough on 06/21/2017 at 10:19 PM

Re: “When roundabouts suck

This is a poorly designed roundabout in a couple of key ways, which is disappointing considering how much consultation and discussion happened.

In the first pace, the raised center mound obscures ones view across the roundabout, making it harder to see who is entering or already in the roundabout, or to see pedestrians approaching crosswalks, until you are almost upon them. I imagine it is covering some sort of sewage apparatus, but it should have been dug deeper so that it would be level with the ground, or a smaller mound that you can see across.If it's just decorative, then dig that crap up and make it better right away.

And the exits are far too short between when you leave the center and when you reach the crosswalks: barely a single car deep and not a typical SUV length, which forces all of the traffic to yield to someone crossing if there is already a car in that exit stopped for a pedestrian because their rear is sticking out into the center, as opposed to just whoever is in that exit having to stop. Setting the crosswalks back an additional 15 feet or so would alleviate this problem, and also give drivers exiting more time to see pedestrians and stop for them.

They've also done a poor job of instructing people about how to use them,especially signalling: in my experience, only a tiny amount of people using it know they need to signal, so almost no one does. Their interactive guide does tell people to signal, but there is no signage to this effect (yes, i'm aware there are already a ton of signs , but it could be added to an existing one).

But the big problem is driver psychology: North Americans don't like to yield, and try not to yield because they see yieding as "losing" more often then not, and roundabouts are dependant on yielding being the default action instead of the exception.

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Posted by Rob Tough on 05/29/2015 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Do you want Freak Lunchbox to replace the Tall Ships mural on the side of their building with a new candy-themed piece of public art?

It should be a big mural of candy! Candy being taken away from babies by McNeil and Whalen.

8 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Rob Tough on 05/06/2015 at 11:01 AM

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