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(LA Times)   New study says that traffic congestion in the U.S. remains steady, except for the 405 in Los Angeles which hasn't actually moved since 2011   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, traffic congestions, Los Angeles, U.S., U.S. remains  
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2013-02-08 11:05:03 AM  
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That's because "traffic engineering" is a completely fabricated profession full of people who are "experts" in a completely non-existent field of study. And they base their entire profession on traffic studies, which are utter and complete BS. It's no different than putting faith healers in charge of all our medical schools and hospitals.

The more roads you build, the more people will drive on them, so you basically create demand for roads simply by building them. Hence the fact that, no matter how many lanes you build, they always become clogged before long. It's called "induced demand," and American engineers are almost completely clueless about it. Until we stop putting engineers in charge of planning our cities, sprawl will never end and traffic congestion will forever be a problem.
2013-02-08 10:47:38 PM  
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emersonbiggins: Remember, this study is from the same yokels who thought spending a billion dollars to change the font on every highway sign in the U.S. was something worthwhile.

Never mind the old font is grandfathered until the existing sign stock wear out, just like the last two times the font changed.  And never mind the new font, just as in the previous changes, is easier to read at a greater distance or in bad visibility than the one it replaced.  In the Highway Gothic to ClearviewHwy change, it's a very noticeable and much welcomed change, especially if you have to work on the highway every day.
2013-02-08 04:12:30 PM  
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clane: And yall keep voting Democrat....

But hey the great news is your Liberal Democrats took the time and your money to research and outlaw plastic bags.

Do you ever get to the end of a trolling post such as this one and think "my god... this?  This is what I'm spending my life doing?  Given all the infinite number of ways I could be contributing to society, or bettering myself, or at least doing something vaguely interesting, what I've chosen to do with the precious irreplaceable moments of my life is to try to make people mad on the internet?"
2013-02-08 04:00:30 PM  
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2013-02-08 11:43:16 AM  
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Came here for this. Was not disappointed.

2013-02-08 10:59:17 AM  
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So it's like that one Doctor Who ep
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