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Old 04-27-2008, 08:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If hypermilers designed the road system...

Traffic planners / civil engineers have an enormous impact on the fuel efficiency of the motoring public through road design.

What would happen if they were all hypermilers...

1) Stop signs would be abolished, and replaced with yield signs and/or roundabouts

2) An immediate moratorium would be enacted on new drive-through construction. Existing drive throughs would be graded so they slope downhill.

3) All stop lights would have count-down timers (for the pedestrians, of course)

4) There would be no more stop lights at the bottom of hills

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