Road Problems: Conversation with an Engineer.

Today I’m posting a video of a great video that describes exactly what’s wrong with traffic and road engineering in America.

As the video shows, we’re masking bigger roads and faster traffic as safety.

It’s about 8 min, but watch it all the way through. It’s funny.

The video comes from Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns. Chuck is a former engineer who realized how financially insolvent our cities are and will become once the upkeep for infrastructure comes due.

If you find yourself poking around on his site, listen to his “Moneyhall” podcast. It’s a good analogy between baseball, city infrastructure, and the financial responsibility that comes along with them.

Here’s the video:

About Matthias Leyrer

Matthias Leyrer is a resident of Mankato looking to restore a fraction of its old glory. He writes about the economic, aesthetic, practical and financial issues facing the city of Mankato going forward.