It only takes one extra car
Little by little I am seeing what the overbuilding in the Grove is doing. We don't realize and we say the infrastructure can handle the extra people, but in all honesty, it just takes one extra car to ruin your day, this morning there was more than one, all at different times.
For instance, I was walking from Starbucks at CocoWalk to the Bookstore at 7:30 am and even then there was an altercation, as I was crossing Virginia Street, a lady almost drove into me with her car, ignoring the stop sign. When I knocked on her trunk (after the fact) to say "Hey! WTF are you doing." she stopped the car and sat on the horn, just sat on the horn for maybe 10 seconds. I walked up to her window and she sat on the horn again. Obnoxious bitch. I felt like kicking the car, but I didn't, I just walked away shaking my head. Welcome to the new Grove. In the past, I would have known her and I would have known every car and person that went by. And she would have stopped her car to say hello, or to just obey the law and be polite and let me walk by. Now it's not like that.
Another altercation was when a guy came out from Seminole Boat Ramp, ignoring the red light and almost hit me on South Bayhore Drive. Another was near Kennedy Park and another was in my own neighborhood where I had to wait quite awhile to exit the street onto South Bayshore Drive; this is at 7:30 am mind you. All of this happened before 8:30 am. This is not helping me with Progressive Insurance and that meter I have plugged into my car, they don't like short stops, they call it a Snapshot and "hard brakes" is not a good thing, but I don't think they realize that most if not all of the hard breaks is me trying to avoid an accident, not me causing one.
And when did 27th Avenue get so busy? I've almost been killed by speeding drivers more than once. That peanut circle is a nightmare and needs traffic lights. Imagine this when those new condos open up and the new mall on the water is built. Not good.
The Grove is not a small village anymore, all thanks to greed. I shudder to think what life will be like when all these new condos are done. More traffic and congestion and it only takes one extra car to do that.
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