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On a recent trip to San Francisco, I wrote about the poor traffic management in the urban area. In the more distant past, I have written about the poor traffic management in Orlando, Florida. Nothing has changed there.
With all of the federal government propaganda about CO2 and oil and air pollution and the need for the EPA regulating our every action, how is it that cities such as Orlando and San Francisco can continue to get away with such extraordinarily poor traffic management? The prime example in Orlando is the main east-west non-toll road, Highway 50 aka Colonial Drive. This route is a masterpiece of poor traffic management with the three lanes each way having perfect asynchronicity. This is something that could only be achieved by a central bureaucrat
I am speculating here, but I believe that the motivation for this gasoline-gulping, CO2-spewing route is to drive traffic to the East-West toll road which parallels Highway 50. The toll road was widened recently and the rates were increased about 33%. There may be some coffers that require filling and some payments to be made... so more people have to be encouraged to use the toll road.
Perhaps what should be encouraged are the state/city traffic departments by having federal funds withheld for road improvements until traffic management systems are improved. An incentive is an incentive....