Tag Archives: Infrastructure

California’s Fires Have Burned Mulholland Highway Almost Beyond Recognition

The scale of California’s fires are beyond anything of living memory, and new photos of The Snake, that infamously crash-prone section of the Mulholland Highway, look like they were taken on another planet.

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‘Peak Car’ Is Real

The way we think of car driving is that it’s bad for the environment but good for people and the economy, but a recent study suggests that as some point we hit “peak car,” and that the economy can actually grow after we hit it.

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Here’s Why New York City’s First Protected Bike Lane Was Such a Big Deal

Back in 2007, New York City decided to remedy one of its many transportation and infrastructure issues and set out to make cycling in the city feel safer, and they did by introducing what’s called a protected bike lane.

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How Germans Make Way For Emergency Vehicles Is Brilliant

Yes, this is actually how Germans make room for emergency vehicles when there’s a pileup on the highway: Drivers split down the middle to both sides to create an open lane in the middle of the road to let emergency vehicles through.

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Bridge Collapse in Italy Sends Cars Plunging 300 Feet and Leaves 11 Dead

A highway bridge in Italy collapsed on Tuesday and sent vehicles about 300 feet into “a heap of rubble below,” according to the Associated Press. Officials reportedly said at least 11 people have died.

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Mysterious Ooze Claims Metro Detroit Street As Its Home Now

Metro Detroiters already have to deal with crumbling roads, high insurance and drivers who don’t know how to handle four way stops. (Seriously, get it together Michiganders.) But disgusting mystery ooze? That’s a new one.

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This Dead-End Highway in Germany Is Probably the Fastest Road in the World

The digital speedo clicked up from 265 to 266 kilometers per hour, a good 165 mph. It was safe as can be and completely legal, because we were on a de-restricted section of the Autobahn that is, quizzically, a dead end.

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California’s Famed Highway 1 Reopens 15 Months After Landslide

One of the best road tripping highways in the country has been shut down for a little over a year following a massive 75 acre landslide in May of 2017, and I’ve missed it dearly. Thanks to hard working crews and quick action, the highway has finally been re-opened as of Wednesday morning to through traffic, and…

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Domino’s Is Fixing America’s Crappy Roads For Pizza Safety And That’s Pretty Embarrassing

This feels like something from a William Gibson cyberpunk dystopia novel, where the government has become so weak and useless, private corporations have been taking over the basic upkeep of the nation. But it’s not a William Gibson novel, there’s no plucky protagonist with some sort of cybernetic implant, it’s just…

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Dammit Chad

Chad and his coworkers left their mark in street tar in Walker, Michigan, WZZM reported on Tuesday. It’s always Chad.

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