Faster. Safer. More efficient. Less stressful.
Why would we not want to try and emulate the German Mass Transit system?
That is to say, the Autobahns?
I mean yesterday, I drove from Oberursel Germany, just north-west of Frankfurt, to the Stuttgart airport. A distance of about 230 km. In a 1.4 litre Opel Corsa rental car.
It took about one hour and 45 minutes.
Never so much as nudged a speed limit.
The Germans build roads that enable proper driving.
They teach proper driving.
They pass and enforce laws that demand proper driving.
Then they turn ‘em loose.
What makes it so hard for our transportation officials to understand these self-evident truths?
True, Germany has yet to fully embrace the wonders of the roundabout.
But if we could import those from Britain and the Autobahns from Germany, we really would have the best and safest roads in the world.
They've done all the heavy lifting for us. They've proved that these techniques work.
With the evidence right in front of our eyes, can anybody out there tell me what’s holding us back?