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Why Traffic Engineers are going to hell #1

jordanb

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http://www.nypress.com/17/9/feature/feature.cfm

To the traffic engineers, "it’s all about big maps and traffic counts." Their "engineering judgment" is not likely to take into account the two schools, major subway station, big grocery store, churches, small businesses and working-class Mexican immigrant neighborhood within a few blocks’ walking distance of 3rd and 9th. All the traffic engineers know is that 3rd Ave. and 9th St. are truck routes. Ninth St. exists in this world "for the purpose of pumping morning rush hour traffic through to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel."
 

Doitnow

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Like most Brooklyn intersections, the pedestrian and traffic signals at 3rd and 9th light up at exactly the same time

IF extensive geometric design improvements cost a lot of money maybe the signalisation engineers should redo the signal phasing.
 

Super Amputee Cat

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All traffic engineers care about is cars and making at easy as possible for motorists to move about freely on the freeway. Pedestrians, parks, greenspace, houses, neighborhoods, bicylcists, sidewalks, bike lanes...be damned.

The irony is that in their unrelenting effort to make cities as automobile centered as possible, they have actually contributed to traffic congestion.
 

Big Easy King

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Super Amputee Cat said:
All traffic engineers care about is cars and making at easy as possible for motorists to move about freely on the freeway. Pedestrians, parks, greenspace, houses, neighborhoods, bicylcists, sidewalks, bike lanes...be damned.

The irony is that in their unrelenting effort to make cities as automobile centered as possible, they have actually contributed to traffic congestion.

I concur. You're right on point with that.
 
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