The U.S. Highway System re-mapped as subway routes!
(via Transportation Nation)
I’m posting because it’s a good read, and it might make people think twice before committing road rage, whether directed at truckers, car owners, bikers or pedestrians.
While I was prepared for a screed about how “bike paths” and other silly things (sarcasm intended) were depleting the highway fund and taking away the precious “playground” of automobiles, I instead found that the car magazine I read as a boy and that has catered to car lovers for 50 years — came to the conclusion that perhaps simply building more roads and maintaining all existing ones is futile.
Amazing. I too was a Car and Driver reader, bought my first (and second-to-last) car at their very rational recommendation. It was judged the best performance for the money—a quality that looks very different in hindsight. (Fortunately I got off that roller coaster before anyone died.)
They were supposed to be the thoughtful car mag, and I’m glad to see them finally recognizing that transit and road pricing (maybe?) are directly in their readership’s interest. If we do not wean people off of reflexively using 2-ton boxes for 2-mile trips to pick up 5 pounds of groceries, there will be nothing left for anyone to play with.