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When I saw the A10 post on Failed Architecture, I immediately thought “looks like a good Proto City” post and you do not disappoint.
Having lived in St. Louis, Milwaukee, and Chicago, all mature cities that were devastated when interstate highways were jammed through existing communities, I think the A10 was constructed in a far more thoughtful manner. That said, freeways and cities will always be in conflict. Cities slow things down, force people to look inward and around themselves, freeways serve to whisk people from one reality to another. While cities need freeways more than vice versa (unless A. Heijn can restock with boats and drones) they are simply different realities.
Btw, how was it you drove the entire Ring mostly following the same car?