"Kozel came to understand that our cities have been remade to accommodate cars, that well over half our downtowns footprints are devoted to driving and parking them, that our once-pedestrian culture in which people lived within walking distance of work or streetcar, and shopped, schooled and worshiped within blocks of home was erased by them.
Kozels Web site, called Roads to the Future, [www.roadstothefuture.com] answers all manner of questions about the Old Dominions roads how and when they were built, why they were built where they were, how much traffic they carry, the genius of their engineering. It does so with such specificity and such disinterested language that its become a go-to source for government officials, journalists, historians and students.
...The sites reliability comes thanks, in no small measure, to Kozels painstaking work out of doors. With his Buicks odometer ticking toward 50,000, his assignment today is to snap a few pictures of Va. 288s newest section, a 16.7-mile stretch of four-lane that is the western piece of a perimeter highway ringing the capital."
Thanks to Chris Steins