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Monday, October 3, 2016

Why 12-Foot Traffic Lanes Are Disastrous for Safety and Must Be Replaced Now @CityLab

When state DOTs bring streets through cities, they apply highway standards (above, Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Florida). (Screenshot via Google Maps)
A friend of mine heads an office in the White House. I never see him anymore, except at the occasional black tie design dinner, where he is always good for a couple of gin and tonics as the crowd disperses. At the last such event, he asked me a question. Or maybe he didn't. But I answered it.
"What's the number one most important thing that we have to fight for?" I said. "You mean, besides corporations being people and money being speech?"
"Besides that."
"Well that's easy: 10-foot lanes instead of 12-foot lanes."
"Explain."

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