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Old 12-10-08, 04:29 PM
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If as if you needed another reason to ride a bicycle

Check out these crazy intersections. Some of them look like they were inspired by a bowl of spaghetti. I'm lucky my eyes aren't permanently crossed just looking at them.
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Humnas sure have created some ugly scars on the landscape of Earth.
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Old 12-10-08, 05:37 PM
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Plenty of interchange discussion here.
https://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/In...es-t33296.html
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Originally Posted by Cue View Post
Plenty of interchange discussion here.
https://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/In...es-t33296.html
Except those people are using words like amazing, incredible, and awesome. I would use words like blight, no mans land, disgusting, or embarrassing.
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Originally Posted by harleyfrog View Post
Check out these crazy intersections. Some of them look like they were inspired by a bowl of spaghetti. I'm lucky my eyes aren't permanently crossed just looking at them.
And everytime I suggest bicycle freeways... some idiot tells me there is just not enough room in our built up cities...

I say if they can route automobile freeways like those examples... a narrow bike freeway would be a piece of cake to route though the city, no problem.
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Old 12-10-08, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
and everytime i suggest bicycle freeways... Some idiot tells me there is just not enough room in our built up cities...

I say if they can route automobile freeways like those examples... A narrow bike freeway would be a piece of cake to route though the city, no problem.
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Old 12-10-08, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by zoltani View Post
Except those people are using words like amazing, incredible, and awesome. I would use words like blight, no mans land, disgusting, or embarrassing.
Oh grow up hippie. Do you not understand that the engineering improvements to highway interchanges depicted in those photos improve traffic flow, thereby reducing pollution and improving quality of life?
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Old 12-10-08, 07:39 PM
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Wasn't one of these a Tex Avery cartoon where the guy was had a pickle stand or some such because he couldn't find his way off?
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Old 12-10-08, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
And everytime I suggest bicycle freeways... some idiot tells me there is just not enough room in our built up cities...

I say if they can route automobile freeways like those examples... a narrow bike freeway would be a piece of cake to route though the city, no problem.
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Old 12-10-08, 07:48 PM
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Old 12-10-08, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by ews View Post
Oh grow up hippie. Do you not understand that the engineering improvements to highway interchanges depicted in those photos improve traffic flow, thereby reducing pollution and improving quality of life?
Can't agree with that, while the new system help the previous problem, they don't really fix anything, they just encourage people further. That's a lot of traffic, no problem we'll build you better and larger roads. But they also get filled so overall nothing has changed, except more cars and more roads.
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Originally Posted by aMull View Post
Can't agree with that, while the new system help the previous problem, they don't really fix anything, they just encourage people further. That's a lot of traffic, no problem we'll build you better and larger roads. But they also get filled so overall nothing has changed, except more cars and more roads.
I'm pretty sure ews was just being sarcastic.
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Old 12-11-08, 10:21 AM
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One of my favorite traffic quotes:

"Trying to cure traffic congestion by adding more capacity is like trying to cure obesity by loosening your belt."
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Just look at the acreage that is getting wasted, amazing,and in a couple of those just so someone can go right or left a few feet from where they started but after traveling hundreds of feet.

It's like the debate in Buffalo, we have this thing called the skyway...see thumbnail...that wastes so much water front property, they are finally talking of tearing it down.
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Old 12-11-08, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by FredOak View Post
Just look at the acreage that is getting wasted, amazing,and in a couple of those just so someone can go right or left a few feet from where they started but after traveling hundreds of feet.

It's like the debate in Buffalo, we have this thing called the skyway...see thumbnail...that wastes so much water front property, they are finally talking of tearing it down.
It took an earthquake for San Francisco to realize that a double-decker highway along the waterfront (bay) was an eyesore and not a good idea. Luckily we can now enjoy better views of the bay and a healthier mental and physical environment.
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Old 12-11-08, 01:09 PM
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I remember giving directions on a highway in Israel, 'your going to be coming to an intersection that looks like a giant stick figure, you need to go down his spine, around his head then out his left arm.'
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Originally Posted by FredOak View Post
It's like the debate in Buffalo, we have this thing called the skyway...see thumbnail...that wastes so much water front property, they are finally talking of tearing it down.
that skyway is completely absurd. what's the point? i don't see the rationale for an elevated highway if you're not going to construct something under it.
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Old 12-11-08, 01:26 PM
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that skyway is completely absurd. what's the point? i don't see the rationale for an elevated highway if you're not going to construct something under it.
You don't need to construct something under it, it will take care of itself! Homeless encampment FTW!
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Originally Posted by ShooterK2 View Post
I'm pretty sure ews was just being sarcastic.

You'd be wrong.
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Oh grow up hippie. Do you not understand that the engineering improvements to highway interchanges depicted in those photos improve traffic flow, thereby reducing pollution and improving quality of life?
The irony is the fact that I am a civil engineer
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Originally Posted by ews View Post
Oh grow up hippie. Do you not understand that the engineering improvements to highway interchanges depicted in those photos improve traffic flow, thereby reducing pollution and improving quality of life?
I don't see my quality of life depicted in any of those pictures, except that they draw more cars off the surface roads so they can kill each other up there instead of killing me.
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The irony is the fact that I am a civil engineer
For real.
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Originally Posted by ews View Post
Oh grow up hippie. Do you not understand that the engineering improvements to highway interchanges depicted in those photos improve traffic flow, thereby reducing pollution and improving quality of life?
Yeah, the quality of life is shown by being stuck on an elevated highway.
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Yeah some of those interchanges are in atlanta and still are not enough to keep from congesting every weekday from 5 till 7. I once saw a car roll off one of the overpasses on that junction because he tried to swerve around backed up traffic.
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This was all predicted years ago by Dr. Suess.
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