I’ve been thinking about something lately. If people wouldve known how fast and dangerous cars would become. Or if cars back then were as fast and strong as they are today. Would they have still built roads the same way? I know it’s a stupid question, but look at other situations. How many gun shooting ranges have you seen with people shooting in alternating lanes at each other with about a meter of clearance? They wouldn’t design many things now day like that for safety reasons. So my question is, in a world with such big fast vehicles, and many many people who drive all different ways, why in the world do we drive towards each other? That little line of paint dosn’t do much to protect you.
I know it is economical and simple to have them like they are. But what let’s say your designing a new city/town from scratch. In which you don’t trust people to have control of a vehicle moving quickly head-on towards another person. What would it look like? What would the roads look like? Would the city be designed around the transporationion, or vice versa? How would the flow go?