The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): Arguments over a 20-year-old ordinance aimed at reducing the number of billboards along Fort Worth freeways have complicated plans for expanding Interstate 35W. Are there too many billboards and signs along these roads, or are they simply a part of commerce these days?
There are too many. They are a distraction to drivers and there are plenty of alternatives to this form of advertising. Daniel Barnes
The visual clutter is atrocious, but local governments failed to address the issue years ago when they had a chance. That happens when “small government” caves to moneyed interest groups. Now there is no way to fix the problem without paying for it. It’s a case of put up or shut up. Pat Richardson
Way too many billboards! Bill Downs
Too many. It’s time to clean up the road ways. Monica Ramirez Broman
Who cares how many there are. Just a part of the advertising world.
Didn’t realize they were a problem. You never notice them while you’re texting. Hugh Savage
I don’t see billboards being a distraction anymore than kids in the back seat. Too many other things that are more of a distraction. Chanel Sanchez
I think billboards are the least of the issues with 35W, but at least they give you something to read while stuck in the non-moving traffic. Jeff Dunlop
Relentless marketing/advertising lowers the overall quality of life, whatever form it comes in. Mark Alan Rush
Too many signs; nowadays with the electronic signs that flash different ads, the number of physical signs should be reduced. Personally, I would like to see them all go. Susan Taylor Eurto