No More Road Enthusiasts?
Slightly off topic, I know; but bear with me.
A while back when discussing the origins of Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles, I was struck by the notion that it was developed with the ‘road enthusiast’ in mind. The twists, changes in elevation, and surrounding nature all lent to the beauty of the experience of driving. Now it seems, the notion of consideration of the road enthusiast is dead. This CBS news report shows the dangers in America’s roads and the efforts to rid us of them. What are the dangers? Exactly the same features that makes a great road: Curves, trees, lack of cement walls around it.
It’s difficult. I suppose if we remove all of these things, American roads might be safer. But they’ll also be boring as Hell.