Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Florida Stroads

These are what typical stroads look like in Florida. A stroad is the perfect abbreviated term for most of the streets/roads in Florida – they are all treated as personal highways. The travel lanes are often far too wide, encouraging highway-like speeding, have a lack of shoulders, narrow sidewalks in disrepair, and a plethora of open driveways all over the place. These pictures happen to come from the Daytona Beach/Indiatlantic area but really can be anywhere generic in Florida. They are indicative of the state of our old, crumbling infrastructure. Judging from the age of the houses, these areas were designed back in the 50s and 60s during the Car Boom, and as such, are prioritized for pushing through as much traffic as possible. Speed limits are 30mph but everyone can be observed going far beyond that.

Typical Florida Street Design
Typical Florida Street Design
Typical Florida Street Design
Typical Florida Street Design
Typical Florida Street Design

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