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An insult to infrastructure and the onset of architectural correctness

I sometimes think that infrastructure must have been a 19th century idea, because at the turn of the 21st century it clearly isn't working. Long-term, long-life construction projects under the control of cash-strapped governments whose policies change every week are a disaster - the present transport crisis is a good example. What we really need today is not more cycle paths (hurry over to China if you want to see a vanishing nightmare on two wheels) but urban motorways.Can we get them? ...


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