ruthless compassion (aroraborealis) wrote,
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built priorities

One of my hugest peeves about the urban built environment, especially any area that has been substantially engineered in the last 50 years or so, is that its priorities are all wrong: we design for cars first and other uses a distant second. And we design for cars to go fast, even if we really want them to go slow. And then we throw up a speed limit sign and expect people to think that applies to them. This is stupid.

So, I'm happy to hear the same opinion from a civil engineer. One down ... an entire profession to go.
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