ruminations about architecture and design

Saturday, April 1, 2017

nothing to see, or do, here

American infrastructure is the most abused victim of the nation's prosperity and democratic process. People drive cars--but cars are merely a side effect of congestion problems. The root cause is the simple desire to go places and assume that a route to places exists. Once the journey has been decided on, obstacles en route are generally regarded with mild annoyance. We get where we need to go nearly all the time, and on time.

The externalities are considerable: pollution, time wasted, madness, and the visual defilement of the world. The only solution to transport infrastructure woes is less infrastructure. Which would mean more regional diffusion, more separation of the so-called American culture, and less opportunity.

Positive programming returns tomorrow.

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