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shant_jan t1_j9uuci4 wrote

if we could do this, it would be absolutely the best case scenario. something about tunnels make new yorkers actually drive kinda of sanely vs the bqe today which people treat like a pot holed rainbow road


TeamMisha t1_j9wgtwo wrote

It's a phenomenon of traffic calming principles: narrower roadway makes you wanna drive slower and more carefully cause you feel like you're gonna clip the walls or adjacent vehicles. Tunnels do that quite well. You could get similar effects on a highway if you narrowed each lane and even put overgrowing shrubs and trees along the walls that make you feel like the road is even smaller.