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220hendrie1910
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Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 5:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Anyone in Lincoln Park:

How do you get to the three houses on the cul-de-sac at the south end of Electric Avenue without disobeying that "DO NOT ENTER" sign?

http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q &hl=en&geocode=&q=3980+electri c+av,lincoln+park,mi&sll=49.89 1235,-97.15369&sspn=40.562697, 92.285156&ie=UTF8&ll=42.233586 ,-83.166397&spn=0.011312,0.022 531&z=16&om=0&layer=c&cbll=42. 22926,-83.16686

It's fascinating what you can find on Google Maps street view.
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Rsa
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Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 5:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i guess you have to rock down there? ;)
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Fishtoes2000
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Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 6:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How did Google get down there? Lawbreakers! So much for their do no evil mantra.

Nice Eddy Grant reference, Rsa.

(Message edited by fishtoes2000 on February 01, 2008)
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Rsa
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Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 6:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

thanx fishtoes; i'm glad somebody got it!
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Jimaz
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Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 6:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That sign is on the left, not the right side of Electric Ave. so I think it's intended to prevent people from entering the park via that strip of grass there. Note also the guardrail and posts that are probably there for the same reason.

Interesting find!
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Hudkina
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Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 8:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Exactly, I'm sure something happened where some asshole drove his van along the grass and parked by the baseball diamond. A cop came and told him he couldn't park there, and he said something like "There isn't a sign". So then the city erected the sign so it wouldn't happen again.

It's the same reason why we have "No Left Turn" signs on freeway entrances...
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Gsgeorge
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Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 8:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Huh? wtf am I looking for here?
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Michigansheik
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Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 9:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

high voltage powerlines, probably DTE property.
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Eastsidechris
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Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 9:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I believe the sign is out in the street, look for a playground nearby and it's in the dark side of town.

If you're still having problems due to the confusing sign, I suggest you contact somebody in the Lincoln Park administration.

If that doesn't work, I guess you'll have to take it higher.
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Jimaz
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Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 9:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


Do Not  Enter
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Jimaz
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Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 9:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

While we're at it, we may as well dispose of this connection:


Moran


Oops, I hope no one thought I was calling them a moron. I was just noting the literal connection between Moran Ave. and this popular image -- so we can get over that coincidental trivia.

(Message edited by Jimaz on February 01, 2008)
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Jimaz
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Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 10:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes, DTE lines. Note the bent and missing posts there. There might be an interesting story there.

Maybe we could form a DetroitYES! Investigative Reporter Team (DIRT) to inquire from the locals the real story about that intersection. :-)

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