Friday, March 11, 2011
Why Transportation Engineers (and Civil Engineers) Suck.
It's scientifically demonstrated: highway expansions do not relieve congestion, they just reduce our quality of life. The study was done 12 years ago. This is why civil engineering -- and particularly infrastructure and transportation -- can enrage me so much. For a field that claims to be scientifically based, it sure is adept at ignoring the obvious fact that our current solution to transportation is wrong and unsustainable. This industry is almost glacial in its response to adopting new design philosophies, principles, and methods.