• @[email protected]
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    28 days ago

    If that top picture is the road I think it is, I’ve driven it. And it’s an absolute gridlocked nightmare unless it’s at odd hours, to the point where it’s quicker to just drive on the feeders or even further out. Perfect example of how wider roads just cause even more traffic.

      • @[email protected]
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        827 days ago

        And then a few more on ramps. Make em big cloverleaf ones so people don’t have to slow down and we’ll need to bulldoze another few hundred houses for the space.

        Oh! Don’t forget to push through a bypass or extra spur to the local sports arena/stadium. That way, people can drive for really far away to come for a game, but never actually seen the city while they drive in and out. The parking lots for the stadium also need to be absolutely massive so we can’t even easily walk from the town anyway.

        This is such a a self reinforcing problem. Once you add cars, then accommodate cars, then need more accomodations for the problems caused by cars you end up destroying the whole town so some suburbanite doesn’t have to consider anything except speeding to their single destination in the city and falling out of their car door without needing to walk anywhere.

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        27 days ago

        Yup, that’s the one I was thinking of. I’m not a Houstonian, or even an american, but work has taken me there quite a few times. Luckily I mostly stay in the sugarland and stafford area, so it’s rare that I actually have to drive via Katy unless it’s at odd hours.

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    Why did you stretch the first picture? To make the road appear even wider? But it was wide enough to begin with?

    • @LemmyKnowsBest
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      1728 days ago

      to make the cars look like they’ve been smooshed over by a steamroller