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Making Albert Lea a "Blue Zone" community wasn't a bad idea.  Taking an aging population with not the best health and trying to improve their diet and exercise with the goal of extending and improving their quality of life is not a bad idea.  Where it goes a little crazy is with all the promotion trying to capitalize on good objectives.  I mean you have Dan Buettner who not only coined the term "Blue Zone" but is now trying to create "Blue Zone Communities" as though he is is the pide piper of health.  Then you have some city leaders who feel that through their efforts as a "Blue Zone Community", ie the "Vitality Center", they can turn the city, down on its luck, around.  Some how what started out as a good idea has taken on other objectives.  If the people get what was promoted, maybe it is a fair trade, but I can't say that I am not concerned that the other objects will come first and better health for the community will be declaired but not provided or earned.
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Yes all of these "lucky" people, sharing their luck with the people of Albert Lea ahd Freeborn County, require lots of public funding be directed their way.

You know so they can keep the luck going and stuff.


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PostIcon Posted on: Sep. 28 2017,10:54 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Great, Blue Zones is coming to my neck of the woods...

BLUE ZONES EVERYWHERE


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They serve hotdogs at city sponsored picnics in Albert Lea.

Doesn't seem very Bleu Zone-knee to me.


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Great, Blue Zones is coming to my neck of the woods...

Ouch, get ready for wider side-walks, more traffic, and bike lanes that look like Kramer designed them.  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hki37NCesLE

Maybe they'll even invite an "expert" to complain about how gas stations are designed for cars to park in instead of pedestrians, and suggest round-abouts instead of traffic lights.   :frusty:


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Round-abouts are a great alternative over traffic lights in many situation and I do not see any tie to "blue zones".  

the "blue-zone" and pedestrian/bike people that are pushing things here need to realize that this is not Europe.  Our transportation carrying system (roads) were designed and built originally for horse and buggy and then automobiles, not walking like Europe.  our entire society has been developed and brought up in an automobile driven system.  I do not see that ever changing, not sans lots of forced change to not only our road systems but also our way of thinking and life.
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Round-abouts are a great alternative over traffic lights in many situation and I do not see any tie to "blue zones".  

Whoever brought roundabouts to this country should be shot, brought back to life, then shot again.
IMHO :)


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What's your issue with roundabouts?  

They keep traffic moving.  Are safer than traditional signalized or stop sign controlled intersections.  Far less expensive than signalized intersections to construct.  Much better at skewed and multi legged intersections.
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^^ my issue? My issue is that 75% of the idiots on the road do not know how to merge, yield or just generally how to drive. Far too confusing for most of the idiots on the road.

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So, its not round abouts its other drivers
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