The True Cost of Bad Roads

$1 to maintain, $7 to rebuild. That’s what the director of the Michigan Department of Transportation says, at least. By this logic, it costs a dollar to keep a road well-maintained for every seven dollars you would have to spend to rebuild it entirely. And according to the superfluously-named¬†American Association of State Highway and Transportation […]

Is a Car-Free City a Practical Idea?

For many of us, it’s nearly impossible to imagine a life without killer rush hours, incessant and problematic road construction, and seemingly endless traffic issues. However distant a world without these elements may seem, though, there was once a time when none of these problems existed. It’s hard to believe that barely more than a […]

Driving on Icy Roads

Driving in the ice can be a daunting task. While most others simply suggest avoiding frozen roads altogether, sometimes it is necessary to face Mother Nature’s wrath and test your luck out on the icy pavement. Although it’s different from what I usually write about on this blog, having to drive in these conditions myself […]

The Truth About Express Toll Lanes

Once upon a time, a man named Dwight D. Eisenhower championed the formation of a little thing called the Interstate Highway System. Sure, you’ve probably heard of it, and most likely have even driven on it a few hundred times, but do you know what the original intent of this incredibly extensive network of concrete […]