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    Good points.

    Ah, but who says advertising space is finite? :)  A city can essentially always offer the right to build more billboards.  (Eventually, of course, they will be less and less valuable.)  The cost of the extra bill-board pollution is borne by society, not by city budgets.

    In Brookline and similar cities, the law prohibiting billboards can be changed.  I can easily imagine that Brookline residents might think this a worthwhile tradeoff (as have many other cities).

    However, a city might ultimately decide that there are other/better ways to finance this program then by add space.  Or it could be financed by the Feds...

    I wasn't aware that passing a car on the right is legal anywhere.. I stand corrected.  I still maintain it is a bad idea, even at an intersection.  One of the worst accidents I was ever in occurred while I passed a bunch of cars (on the right) stopped at a light.  Someone opened the passenger door to get out (without looking, of course).  I couldn't swerve left (cars) or right (curb) and managed to stop short, but at the cost of sailing over my handlebars.  Could have been a lot worse, but I was still bleeding a bit when I got to work.

    Lesson learned.  I'm not doing that again.

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