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SkyPesos:
In case anyone needs a new transportation related book to read, I found this one on Amazon’s new releases list coming out tomorrow by Strong Towns founder Charles Marohn called “Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town”.
Description directly from Amazon:

--- Quote --- Discover insider secrets of how America’s transportation system is designed, funded, and built – and how to make it work for your community

In Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town, renowned speaker and author of Strong Towns Charles L. Marohn Jr. delivers an accessible and engaging exploration of America’s transportation system, laying bare the reasons why it no longer works as it once did, and how to modernize transportation to better serve local communities.

You’ll discover real-world examples of poor design choices and how those choices have dramatic and tragic effects on the lives of the people who use them. You’ll also find case studies and examples of design improvements that have revitalized communities and improved safety.

This important book shows you:

The values of the transportation professions, how they are applied in the design process, and how those priorities differ from those of the public.
How the standard approach to transportation ensures the maximum amount of traffic congestion possible is created each day, and how to fight that congestion on a budget.
Bottom-up techniques for spending less and getting higher returns on transportation projects, all while improving quality of life for residents.
Perfect for anyone interested in why transportation systems work – and fail to work – the way they do, Confessions of a Recovering Engineer is a fascinating insider’s peek behind the scenes of America’s transportation systems.
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I pre-ordered my copy yesterday. Can’t wait to read it and see specifically what it’s all about. Abd if anyone else is going to read it, could have a discussion here about it.

snowc:

--- Quote from: SkyPesos on September 07, 2021, 01:52:40 PM ---In case anyone needs a new transportation related book to read, I found this one on Amazon’s new releases list coming out tomorrow by Strong Towns founder Charles Marohn called “Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town”.
Description directly from Amazon:

--- Quote --- Discover insider secrets of how America’s transportation system is designed, funded, and built – and how to make it work for your community

In Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town, renowned speaker and author of Strong Towns Charles L. Marohn Jr. delivers an accessible and engaging exploration of America’s transportation system, laying bare the reasons why it no longer works as it once did, and how to modernize transportation to better serve local communities.

You’ll discover real-world examples of poor design choices and how those choices have dramatic and tragic effects on the lives of the people who use them. You’ll also find case studies and examples of design improvements that have revitalized communities and improved safety.

This important book shows you:

The values of the transportation professions, how they are applied in the design process, and how those priorities differ from those of the public.
How the standard approach to transportation ensures the maximum amount of traffic congestion possible is created each day, and how to fight that congestion on a budget.
Bottom-up techniques for spending less and getting higher returns on transportation projects, all while improving quality of life for residents.
Perfect for anyone interested in why transportation systems work – and fail to work – the way they do, Confessions of a Recovering Engineer is a fascinating insider’s peek behind the scenes of America’s transportation systems.
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I pre-ordered my copy yesterday. Can’t wait to read it and see specifically what it’s all about. Abd if anyone else is going to read it, could have a discussion here about it.

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will it talk about the i238 and the i99? :biggrin: :hmmm:

Rothman:

--- Quote from: snowc on September 07, 2021, 01:55:04 PM ---
--- Quote from: SkyPesos on September 07, 2021, 01:52:40 PM ---In case anyone needs a new transportation related book to read, I found this one on Amazon’s new releases list coming out tomorrow by Strong Towns founder Charles Marohn called “Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town”.
Description directly from Amazon:

--- Quote --- Discover insider secrets of how America’s transportation system is designed, funded, and built – and how to make it work for your community

In Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town, renowned speaker and author of Strong Towns Charles L. Marohn Jr. delivers an accessible and engaging exploration of America’s transportation system, laying bare the reasons why it no longer works as it once did, and how to modernize transportation to better serve local communities.

You’ll discover real-world examples of poor design choices and how those choices have dramatic and tragic effects on the lives of the people who use them. You’ll also find case studies and examples of design improvements that have revitalized communities and improved safety.

This important book shows you:

The values of the transportation professions, how they are applied in the design process, and how those priorities differ from those of the public.
How the standard approach to transportation ensures the maximum amount of traffic congestion possible is created each day, and how to fight that congestion on a budget.
Bottom-up techniques for spending less and getting higher returns on transportation projects, all while improving quality of life for residents.
Perfect for anyone interested in why transportation systems work – and fail to work – the way they do, Confessions of a Recovering Engineer is a fascinating insider’s peek behind the scenes of America’s transportation systems.
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I pre-ordered my copy yesterday. Can’t wait to read it and see specifically what it’s all about. Abd if anyone else is going to read it, could have a discussion here about it.

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will it talk about the i238 and the i99? :hmmm:

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No. 

snowc:

--- Quote from: Rothman on September 07, 2021, 01:56:05 PM ---
--- Quote from: snowc on September 07, 2021, 01:55:04 PM ---
--- Quote from: SkyPesos on September 07, 2021, 01:52:40 PM ---In case anyone needs a new transportation related book to read, I found this one on Amazon’s new releases list coming out tomorrow by Strong Towns founder Charles Marohn called “Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town”.
Description directly from Amazon:

--- Quote --- Discover insider secrets of how America’s transportation system is designed, funded, and built – and how to make it work for your community

In Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town, renowned speaker and author of Strong Towns Charles L. Marohn Jr. delivers an accessible and engaging exploration of America’s transportation system, laying bare the reasons why it no longer works as it once did, and how to modernize transportation to better serve local communities.

You’ll discover real-world examples of poor design choices and how those choices have dramatic and tragic effects on the lives of the people who use them. You’ll also find case studies and examples of design improvements that have revitalized communities and improved safety.

This important book shows you:

The values of the transportation professions, how they are applied in the design process, and how those priorities differ from those of the public.
How the standard approach to transportation ensures the maximum amount of traffic congestion possible is created each day, and how to fight that congestion on a budget.
Bottom-up techniques for spending less and getting higher returns on transportation projects, all while improving quality of life for residents.
Perfect for anyone interested in why transportation systems work – and fail to work – the way they do, Confessions of a Recovering Engineer is a fascinating insider’s peek behind the scenes of America’s transportation systems.
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I pre-ordered my copy yesterday. Can’t wait to read it and see specifically what it’s all about. Abd if anyone else is going to read it, could have a discussion here about it.

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will it talk about the i238 and the i99? :hmmm:

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No.

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aw man! guess that's not going to be the book for me.  :rolleyes:

Rothman:

--- Quote from: snowc on September 07, 2021, 01:57:15 PM ---
--- Quote from: Rothman on September 07, 2021, 01:56:05 PM ---
--- Quote from: snowc on September 07, 2021, 01:55:04 PM ---
--- Quote from: SkyPesos on September 07, 2021, 01:52:40 PM ---In case anyone needs a new transportation related book to read, I found this one on Amazon’s new releases list coming out tomorrow by Strong Towns founder Charles Marohn called “Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town”.
Description directly from Amazon:

--- Quote --- Discover insider secrets of how America’s transportation system is designed, funded, and built – and how to make it work for your community

In Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town, renowned speaker and author of Strong Towns Charles L. Marohn Jr. delivers an accessible and engaging exploration of America’s transportation system, laying bare the reasons why it no longer works as it once did, and how to modernize transportation to better serve local communities.

You’ll discover real-world examples of poor design choices and how those choices have dramatic and tragic effects on the lives of the people who use them. You’ll also find case studies and examples of design improvements that have revitalized communities and improved safety.

This important book shows you:

The values of the transportation professions, how they are applied in the design process, and how those priorities differ from those of the public.
How the standard approach to transportation ensures the maximum amount of traffic congestion possible is created each day, and how to fight that congestion on a budget.
Bottom-up techniques for spending less and getting higher returns on transportation projects, all while improving quality of life for residents.
Perfect for anyone interested in why transportation systems work – and fail to work – the way they do, Confessions of a Recovering Engineer is a fascinating insider’s peek behind the scenes of America’s transportation systems.
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I pre-ordered my copy yesterday. Can’t wait to read it and see specifically what it’s all about. Abd if anyone else is going to read it, could have a discussion here about it.

--- End quote ---
will it talk about the i238 and the i99? :hmmm:

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No.

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aw man! guess that's not going to be the book for me.  :rolleyes:

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It actually sounds like a book written by an engineer that knows sound design principles, but exaggerates his knowledge about funding, which would be par for the course.

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