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Streets hazardous to cars

Have you ever wondered how our exorbitant property taxes are used? It is obvious that they are not being squandered on wasteful street maintenance. The street surfaces in Nevada City are a case in point. Have you ever driven (or at least tried to) in and around the area encompassed by Martin Street, Railroad Avenue and Long Street? If you have, then the suspension of your vehicle will be as shot as mine. We most certainly exhibit some world- class potholes, to say the least.

I think that Martin Street really takes the cake. The stretch from Long Street to Railroad Avenue does not really qualify for the name “street,” since most of the one-time blacktop has left behind what can best be defined as a goat trail. What is amusing is to observe the mail carrier bouncing along it trying desperately to retain control of the mail truck. Also, the UPS deliverer who, in the interests of self preservation, backs down it at a snails pace. The lower portion of Long Street is another good example of a pothole farm. That is to say between Adams and Turpentine where it is also quite narrow. Come visit us here and you will have the ride of your life.

Brian Pearson



Nevada City


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