Monday, May 24, 2010

Three Beltways

I know that not everyone wants to live in an urban hellhole, but I do not think that is a good idea. I admit that on those rare occasions I head out to suburban freewayland I become amazed that so many people live like that. I don't mean "in the suburbs," I mean the completely crazy amount of drivers there are, both on the freeways and on the main surface arteries.

...adding, echoing something Philly Boy says in comments, I grew up mostly in the Philly burbs and things really were different then. Obviously some of it is simply that the increase in population/development has outpaced highway capacity, but it's more than that. The modern suburb has since been "perfected," and there additional things which have made automobile travel a more frustrating experience, such as the rise of single access road development along major surface arteries.