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Time for another bumper crop of potholes, and instead of thinking there is one with my name on it, I've decided to name them first. Here's my categories for potholes:

Asphalt Acne: rough, rumbly surface, not too deep, just damn annoying
rip in the space-time continuum (long broken seam)

The Post-Hole: about 10 inches a round, but about 10 feet deep.

Crater Lake: a puddle with a nasty surprise, it may begin with Acne but degrade into Post-Holes or worse.

Humpback Whales: Those odd lumps at bus stops, the wheels create a big swale of pavement.

Broke Bike Mountain: Anytime Streets and San fills a pothole to create a mound.

The Rip in the Space-Time Continuum: long narrow trenches along the seams in the road.

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The Humpback Whale is caused by the wheels turning against soft (melted) asphalt - it only happens in the summer.

 

The Humpback Whale's cousin, Ulcer Humpback, is caused by freeze and thawing the Humpback Whale - it happens in the winter.

Barry Niel Stuart said:

One way to get rid of the Humpback Whale is when a street is due for repaving, to install a concrete bus pan at the stop.  Concrete doesn't melt like asphalt when the diesel engine of a bus is sitting over it.  This idea has worked out well in Milwaukee.
Little by little, the concrete pads are being installed all over the city.  Yeah!

Barry Niel Stuart said:
One way to get rid of the Humpback Whale is when a street is due for repaving, to install a concrete bus pan at the stop.  Concrete doesn't melt like asphalt when the diesel engine of a bus is sitting over it.  This idea has worked out well in Milwaukee.
There are many unused concrete pads. This happens when the CTA moves a bus stop.

Anne Alt said:
Little by little, the concrete pads are being installed all over the city.  Yeah!

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