Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Doing It Wrong

Spending a few days in a city like Las Vegas provides an opportunity to observe a place which is completely doing it wrong. I get that 3 months a year the weather is hellish, but otherwise the area around the strip is built at walkable and transit scale, but the walkability is damaged by regular interruptions, and decent transit isn't possible on the strip without a dedicated lane or elevation because the place is completely choked with traffic. Yes there's the monorail, built by people who obviously had no clue how to make transit useful instead of a novelty ride.