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.
The city of 's-Hertogenbosch (also known as Den Bosch) was named "Bicycle City of 2011" by the Dutch Cyclists' Union. Want to see what that's like? Take a look at the video for a good summary of approaches and treatments. Via Hembrow >
An overview of Bogotá, Colombia's Transmilenio BRT, and discussion of benefits relating to travel times and quality of life for transit-dependent residents of that city.