Conversation with an Engineer, Street Project





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Published on Dec 4, 2010

A resident has a conversation with a project engineer about the proposed improvements to her street.

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Traffic engineers are the scourge of the earth. They are so incredibly narrow minded, and cannot see that their actions does not solve anything; in fact they just make the problem bigger and delay addressing it. They see a street that is lively with transit, many jobs and activities, and think it is flawed because cars are delayed. It is a wonder that they think they do anything helpful at all. They should be blamed for urban sprawl because they staunchly support the proliferation of the most inefficient mode of transportation - the car. The ironic thing is that they don't make things anything better for drivers either. 50 years of auto dependent growth and all we have is growing congestion, all brought to you by traffic engineers. I hope traffic engineers start to open up their minds and think about how they actually improve transportation systems.
Wouldn't the 25-foot "clear zone" be a standard for rural roads and Interstate highways? I've never heard of a neighborhood street requiring a 25-foot clear zone.
Haha this is hellarious !!
Just because accidents have not happened does not mean that they cannot happen; making a street safer and improving traffic flow reduces congestion, tailgating accidents, and such. Smoothing the street out also increases sight distance, giving motorists reaction time. Plowing into someone's yard isn't always a nice thing though.
so your going to make THESTREETMORESAFE?
Sara Hammond
Sounds like DOD-speak.
Deb Bieber
Horizontal clearance is the lateral offset distance from the edge of the traveled way, shoulder or other designated point to a vertical roadside element. These dimensional values are not calculated, and are not intended to constitute a clear zone. They are intended to provide a roadside environment that is not likely to have an adverse affect on motorists' using the roadway. 
The Defenders Team
While we should respect engineers because they are essential to our way of life, this video shows how paint-by-the-numbers dumb they can be sometimes. This is a real life situation: the standards are real and they are what are used to "make streets safe." Funny and clever animation video - good job! 
This is hilarious!
haha! this is awesome!
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