The turning lane to nowhere
Fri, 12/09/2011 - 11:34am | by cmarohn
What happens when the engineers designing our rural highways simply apply standards without bothering to consider the context of the space? Sadly, a more pertinent question would be the opposite: what would happen if they did bother to look outside of their right-of-way?
The following video was shot in Northern Minnesota about four miles outside of Grand Rapids. The mindless waste of money it so clearly depicts is endemic in a transportaion funding system that is rewarded for moving cars, not creating valuable places.
Next time someone talks to you about a society that is living beyond its means, be reminded of this.
Video compliments of SID.tv -- See It Differently television -- coming in 2012 from Strong Towns.