This week on Roadscapes, I am bringing you an interesting question. What if all major roads anywhere, including America were private today. And each road charged a toll to use the road? Back in the early days, some roads in America were private. And each road charged a toll to use them. Today, mostly all roads in America and most of the world are public. But, there are still some private roads and bridges today.
For example, in Alabama there are several private toll bridges. Some roads like the Indiana Toll Road are leased to a private company, with bad results! And in France and Italy, their freeways are owned by private companies and come with tolls. The YouTube channel Tom Scott has done a video featuring a private toll road in London. And presents a different question about private roads. What if history was different, and most roads were still private? In my opinion, it would have led to less growth, and people still living in downtown areas of cities instead of sprawling out like today. Enjoy the video!
This week on Roadscapes Wednesday, I am including three new road drawings! The first road drawing features a part of an interchange coming to a traffic light. The second road drawing features a top of a large hill with passing zones coming to an end on both sides. I also included a truck pulloff. The third road drawing, is a bashing against ALDOT. I drew this because ALDOT is corrupt, and it includes parts of the road missing, crooked paint lines, speed cameras, lights not working, and toll responders. Since Alabama wants to toll our roads. Enjoy my road art!
On the latest episode of The Southern Geek, I present a video bashing ALDOT in Alabama. I was kind of getting tired of the bad things and corruption ALDOT was doing, so a video had to be made! This video talks about why ALDOT is corrupt, and I even present a song at the end bashing ALDOT! So, enjoy my 11 minute video below, and learn why ALDOT is one of the most corrupt government agencies in Alabama and the United States!
This week on Roadscapes Wednesday, I am featuring two brand new road drawings! The first road drawing is a new year’s special. Imagine you are on a highway and are faced with two decisions. One way takes you onto a bridge towards heaven, the other way takes you into a tunnel towards hell. Which way would you take? That is my new year’s resolution road drawing!
The second road drawing is a tight interchange! I mean, with development close to the highway on both sides leading up to a major airport, I had to get creative making this freeway interchange, I did a good job!
And now here is another road video! This is 10 minutes of the Coleman Road and Greenbrier Road traffic light! As you can see, this was taken during rush hour and while it was getting dark. Enjoy!
On this Roadscapes Wednesday, I am featuring the 58th, 59th, and 60th Geek Alabama road drawings! The three road drawings feature a rural freeway intersection, a rural freeway interchange, and a huge traffic light intersection! Enjoy my work!