Do you really want to know how unnecessarily bad traffic flow in North America actually is? I discovered there’s a name for the thing I loathe, THE STROAD.
As we go about rebuilding infrastructure we should take a minute to reflect on the intended and unintended consequences of the highways system so we can do this better.
It’s expensive, so maybe we should try to get it right this time because we’ll probably be stuck with it longer than we plan. The last time was an all out assault on working class neighborhoods and acted as system of wealth distribution to the already wealthy.
For more on what design and planning principles create healthy cities see the Strong Town’s guide: