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Title: States/provinces with the right number of, or too many, rest areas
Post by: TheOneKEA on January 08, 2022, 01:54:10 PM
One common complaint Ive read on the forum is that there are not enough rest areas available in some states and that rest areas that used to be available have since closed down or are otherwise unavailable. Id like to turn that question on its head: are there any states or provinces that have exactly the right number of rest areas, and are there any states or provinces that have too many rest areas and would benefit from closing them down?
Title: Re: States/provinces with the right number of, or too many, rest areas
Post by: Max Rockatansky on January 08, 2022, 02:38:14 PM
There is never too many rest areas.  There is such a thing though as supporting a budget for too many rest areas.  Arizona ran into an issue several years ago where they closed several rest areas to save on funding. 
Title: Re: States/provinces with the right number of, or too many, rest areas
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on January 08, 2022, 02:55:36 PM
MN does a decent job with its spacing and amount of rest areas I think, including the occasional non-interstate rest area.