When did the engineering profession stop thinking? We take the latest fad and we drop it down and we spend gargantuan sums of money building things that are just asinine and stupid.
— Charles Marohn

We're rereleasing a classic Strong Towns video today—it just never gets old. The quality is a little shaky (these were the early days of Strong Towns when our budget was even smaller than it currently is), but the point is clear: While roundabouts are a wise design choice, the money spent on this one (and countless others) is astronomical and unnecessary. In addition to a road, it offers decorative brick, fancy landscaping and of course, sidewalks to nowhere.

It's another example of the #OrderlybutDumb nature of most transportation planning.

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(Top image from Google Earth)


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