Welcome to the Roadscapes Wednesday segment! Each week here on Geek Alabama, Roadscapes Wednesday will feature roads and infrastructure related topics. Geek Alabama Editor / Publisher Nathan Young is often called the “road geek” for a good reason, Nathan loves roads and loves talking about roads!
Today we’re looking at what happens when stroads, or suburban arterials, intersect, and how the design of suburban intersections is a microcosm of the kind of planning and engineering that plagues the US, particularly suburbs that developed in the latter half of the 20th century.
Our exploration will take us on a tour of:
– Suburban land uses, including big box stores and the scourge that is drive thrus in America
– Intersection operations, including signal timing and how people walking, biking, and rolling are often afterthoughts
– Pedestrian signal countdowns and push-button operations, and related frustrations
Enjoy (or loathe) this trip to the heart of terrible land use planning and traffic engineering in suburban Las Vegas!
Categories: Roadscapes Stuff