2011/03/17

Asphalt

Filed under: damage — WmX @ 09:25

every fire chiefs' dream
How much asphalt is enough?

After graduating from college with a civil engineering degree, I found myself working in my home town for a local engineering firm doing mostly municipal engineering (roads, sewer pipe, water pipe, stormwater). A fair percentage of my time was spent convincing people that, when it came to their road, I knew more than they did.–Charles Marohn, “Confessions of a Recovering Engineer”, Strongtowns blog

This urban landscape would be a dream come true for any fire chief. Ample room for the trucks to cavort, lots of defensible space, gigantic turning radii accommodated. The ultimate product of a standards and design manual, a landscape where automobiles feel at home.

2 Comments »

  1. Oh how I love this pearl of minimalism & your great words, Bill. This is so amazing!

    All the best & safe travels,
    Fritsch.

    Comment by Fritsch — 2011/03/21 @ 09:03

  2. Love these this could be anywhere america these days!! I love your work!

    Comment by Chi Pritchard — 2011/03/25 @ 21:59

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