Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Birmingham 20/59

an interesting proposal to replace an existing elevated freeway with one below ground, would cost $700 million, which is deemed too expensive by officials choosing instead $400 million elevated reconstruction

Existing 20/59

 Proposed Lowered 20/59

  Proposed Lowered, Partially Covered 20/59

Proposed Lowered Covered 20/59

Monday, February 17, 2014

What About Trucks?

'Streetsblog' shows off corner snow-bergs as traffic calming measures without even mentioning trucks or buses...


Remember how advocates against widening roads used to say that the extra capacity was only needed at intersections?

This is yet another example of how the class of people likeliest to fund transportation subversive endeavors as 'Streetsblog' are hopelessly out of touch with what happens far away from the lower 2/3rds of Manhattan's Central Park, with zero appreciation of how the food that stocks their local markets arrives- by roads and cars.

They are so anti road and anti car that they even blow the opportunity for a Hudson River freight rail crossing with the configuration of the Tappan Zee Bridge.

So how could we expect the sort of ilk that fund "Streetsblog' to ever ask the perspective of say truckdrivers?