Patching Patches

In Roads by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Photo by Jef Nickerson So this is silly, but it doesn’t really bother me all that much and I’ll tell you why. This is my street, taken from out my window. You can see years and years of various patches and a current patch that doesn’t actually fill a new hole. Further up the street there is a deep lake. …

I kinda like potholes

In Roads by Jef Nickerson10 Comments

Photo by Jef Nickerson Sure, I don’t own a car, so my opinion might not mean much. But with every road in the city looking much like the surface of the Moon, traffic is moving a lot slower. The potholes are a kind of traffic calming device. I can step off the curb onto Dean Street and not get run …

Pothole Nation

In Roads by Bret Ancowitz14 Comments

Photo of this pothole downtown by justincase1021 at flickr.com Traffic calming is achieved! I think it is now impossible, by the laws of physics, to speed on Providence roads without completely shredding one’s automobile… In fact, I’m almost positive a pot hole on Frost Street last year helped end the life of my previous car… Yes, that time of the …