Get more from life by jumping between traffic gaps in the fast lane

Tuesday, 5 March, 2013

When it comes to crossing the average city or suburban street, people fall into four categories.

People who evaluate the situation for themselves and cross on their own terms. Finally, my personal ideal. These are people who don’t stupidly run across the street with a blatant disregard for their surroundings. Yet they’ll take a step forward, and as the last car passes they have no problem looking both ways and crossing. They realize that it’s pointless to sit and wait around for the last fifteen seconds while life passes them by and the street sits empty. They’re willing to take a calculated “risk” and not just follow rules blindly because “that’s the way it is.”

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We don’t use lines to mark roads here, we use potholes

Tuesday, 26 February, 2013

Possibly you’ll never again complain about potholes on local roads after seeing this video of a section of the highway between, I believe, the Ukrainian cities of Ternopil and Lviv.

They definitely need New York City’s pothole repair team here.

Via English Russia.

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Every city needs a crack pothole repair squad

Friday, 18 January, 2013

I doubt any town or city could function properly without a roving team, or teams, of people who take care of the potholes that constantly spring-up on its road networks.

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A false start… is time up already for hourglass traffic lights?

Tuesday, 30 November, 2010

Hourglass traffic light

Traffic lights that incorporate a hourglass, giving motorists an indication of when the signal will change from one phase to another… while certainly pleasing visually, reservations have been expressed about the usability of such a system in some of the discussion accompanying the source article.

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Flip from left to right when driving from Hong Kong to China

Wednesday, 16 June, 2010

A proposal by Dutch designers, NL architects, could result in the construction of a far from ordinary bridge roadway connecting Hong Kong to the Chinese mainland, which would include artificial islands serving as car parks and bus stations.

Under the proposal, a “flipper” would be incorporated along the connecting roadway, allowing Hong Kong motorists – who drive on the left – to switch safely and effortlessly to the right, the side Chinese drivers use, and vice versa.

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Photo: one of two paths which you can follow

Tuesday, 2 March, 2010

road arrow

Forward, the only way to go.

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Photo: streetlights, a scene from our summer road trip

Monday, 1 February, 2010

freeway lights

A random road trip road stop somewhere.

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Photo: Footpaths? Where we’re going we don’t need footpaths

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Budgewoi roadway

Since there are no footpaths on many of Budgewoi’s roadways, pedestrians and motor vehicles have to share.

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Photo: this one way road goes another way

Friday, 8 January, 2010

traffic sign

I can only drive in one direction at a time anyway.

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It’s the final countdown, ten seconds until the light turns green

Wednesday, 2 December, 2009

Useful or not? A red traffic light with a ticker counting down the time until the light changes to green.

Stankovic promotes this stoplight as an eco solution in the following ways: If you’ve got the amount of time you’ve got to stop in front of you, you can shut your engine off, wait, be calm, and turn it back on again when the time is almost up. This not only lessens the amount of gas you use sitting still, but it lessens the amount of crazy madness you have wondering if the stoplight is stuck, or just really, really long.

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