This is the Oakland bay bridge. The lanes only expand to this wide to accommodate more toll booths. Because cars move slower on lanes when they are paying tolls, the tolls will become a bottleneck unless there are more toll lanes than highway lanes. You can see up ahead where the lanes merge back together again.

This is the only direct road connection between Oakland and San Francisco, so of course there will be heavy traffic no matter how much public transport you have. And the bay area has decent public transport by american standards, which isn’t saying much, but many people live close to commuter rail.

I don’t see the problem with this, there are much worse examples of modern car infrastructure imo.

I don’t see the problem with this, there are much worse examples of modern car infrastructure imo.

Like having toll booths, for example?

Having seen Bart and Caltrain I rolled my eyes at “And the bay area has decent public transport by american standards”.

Well where I live there is virtually 0 public transport, why I say “by American standards, which isn’t saying much”

krolden
link
fedilink
15M

I thought most toll booths have been replaced with camera systems that bill you based on the license plate registration.

That’s what I thought too, in my area you just put a dingus toll sticker

I’ve been slowly sending these memes to my dad as an experiment, he said this earlier today

(This was without me sending a meme related to this for a while). He’s converting!

Yet the supporters of this are the people that fight tooth and nail against expanding or upgrading bus or passenger train lines.

I was trying to figure out the context here. It looks like it is a larger highway and other sources feeding into the constrained space of the bridge. To keep traffic orderly on the bridge, they regulate cars entering onto the bridge with lights. You can just barely see how they go from 21 lanes down to just five.

I want to walk damnit, cars are for lazy fat fucks

This community exists as a sister community/copycat community to the r/fuckcars subreddit.

This community exists for the following reasons:

  • to raise awareness around the dangers, inefficiencies and injustice that can come from car dependence.
  • to allow a place to discuss and promote more healthy transport methods and ways of living.

You can find the Matrix chat room for this community here.

Rules

  1. Be nice to each other. Being aggressive or inflammatory towards other users will get you banned. Name calling or obvious trolling falls under that. Hate cars, hate the system, but not people. While some drivers definitely deserve some hate, most of them didn’t choose car-centric life out of free will.

  2. No bigotry or hate. Racism, transphobia, misogyny, ableism, homophobia, chauvinism, fat-shaming, body-shaming, stigmatization of people experiencing homeless or substance users, etc. are not tolerated. Don’t use slurs. You can laugh at someone’s fragile masculinity without associating it with their body. The correlation between car-culture and body weight is not an excuse for fat-shaming.

  3. Stay on-topic. Submissions should be on-topic to the externalities of car culture in urban development and communities globally. Posting about alternatives to cars and car culture is fine. Don’t post literal car fucking.

  4. No traffic violence. Do not post depictions of traffic violence. NSFW or NSFL posts are not allowed. Gawking at crashes is not allowed. Be respectful to people who are a victim of traffic violence or otherwise traumatized by it. News articles about crashes and statistics about traffic violence are allowed. Glorifying traffic violence will get you banned.

  5. No reposts. Before sharing, check if your post isn’t a repost. Reposts that add something new are fine. Reposts that are sharing content from somewhere else are fine too.

  6. No misinformation. Masks and vaccines save lives during a pandemic, climate change is real and anthropogenic - and denial of these and other established facts will get you banned. False or highly speculative titles will get your post deleted.

  7. No harassment. Posts that (may) cause harassment, dogpiling or brigading, intentionally or not, will be removed. Please do not post screenshots containing uncensored usernames. Actual harassment, dogpiling or brigading is a bannable offence.

Please report posts and comments that violate our rules.

  • 0 users online
  • 10 users / day
  • 22 users / week
  • 42 users / month
  • 143 users / 6 months
  • 2 subscribers
  • 379 Posts
  • 651 Comments
  • Modlog