Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Off-Topic > The Lounge
Register Now
 Register Now

Reply  Post New Thread
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-16-2014, 05:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
redneck's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: SC Lowcountry
Posts: 1,386

Geo XL1 - '94 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Boat tails and more mods
90 day: 72.22 mpg (US)

Big, Bad & Flat - '01 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT
Team Cummins
90 day: 21.13 mpg (US)
Thanks: 183
Thanked 1,125 Times in 548 Posts
No Traffic Signs or Lights: Chaos or Calm?


Something to ponder...

Lots of Cars and Trucks, No Traffic Signs or Lights: Chaos or Calm? - Sarah Goodyear - The Atlantic Cities


  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

Old 03-16-2014, 07:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
lurker's apprentice
Join Date: May 2008
Location: the Perimeter
Posts: 861

PlainJane - '12 Toyota Tacoma Base 4WD Access Cab
90 day: 20.98 mpg (US)
Thanks: 432
Thanked 196 Times in 149 Posts
Wow. I encourage folks to click the link and watch the video. They took a small town that was drowning in traffic, and they literally transformed it. Food for thought indeed.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2014, 08:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
nemo's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: US
Posts: 967

Chief - '06 Pontiac Grand Prix
90 day: 25.8 mpg (US)

SF1 - '12 Ford Fiesta S
90 day: 22.87 mpg (US)
Thanks: 186
Thanked 220 Times in 173 Posts
What I find most interesting is the center of the circles have no island. People can be seen cutting the edge and at times quite a bit of the center. That wouldn't fly here our traffic people wold have to put up those plastic divider poles. Ever notice those white lines before a turn lane, that indicate you shouldn't move over just yet? What a waste of paint. It goes back to our kindergarten training stand in a straight line, face forward and most of all no taking.

  Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2014, 09:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
Join Date: May 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 2,643
Thanks: 1,503
Thanked 276 Times in 226 Posts
When the hurricane/earth quake hit here we had no power in alot of areas. Many intersections had non functioning lights. Surprisingly very little accidents. Although many including myself didnt treat them as a 4 way stop many slowed down to the point you can slam on the brakes if a guy from the other direction was coming.

Of course then you have 4 cars in a plus shape in the middle of an intersection within a car length of each other.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2014, 12:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: The Berkshires, Massachussetts
Posts: 885

Ruby Sparks - '01 Honda Insight
Team Honda
90 day: 64.27 mpg (US)
Thanks: 111
Thanked 362 Times in 202 Posts
If it was up to me, i would ban cars in city centers and have everyone driving "rideshare" electric go-carts. Ease congestion, save gas, better parking. That would be my utopian vision.

I try to be helpful. I'm not an expert.
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread

Thread Tools

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com