No question here. Just looking forward to hearing your opinion on the massive influx of cash and projects in advance of a large event.
Here in Louisiana, we just wraped up (and i mean just barely with three days to sparetill the Super Bowl) a new parking garage and car rental facility at the airport, a new mile long street car line, and in the French Quarter new bike lanes, cross walk stripping, pedestrian islands in the road, new sidewalks, and miles of freshly paved street.
These were all overdue projects. The sidewalks and streets seemed like they may have been original to the city's founding in 1718. Many locals have the feeling that these projects were completed because a bunch of out of towners and the national news networks were coming. While many local streets at the back of town remain unpaved and lacking sidewalks. On the positive side, the capital improvements, especially the street car and bike lanes, did lay the grownd work for future expansion and improvement.
Wondering how other communities have used or ignored capital improvements before and after similare events like World's Fair, Oylmpics, or Super Bowl.