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Postby ScoobyDoes » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 9:04 am

Mi Amigo wrote:It's almost as if people are afraid to point out the ridiculously disjointed way things are put together, in case they somehow end up getting blamed for it. Seems it's better to just finish the specific job, tick the box and move on.



Like trying to walk through some landed property areas where each and every pavement is at a different height?

Some are out by a few inches but some have tried hard to limit the impact of ripping the sole of your shoe off by making the differential only a few millimetres. Top Job.....not.

Who the hell signs off of sh!t like that!
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Postby Mi Amigo » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 10:20 am

zzm9980 wrote:
Mi Amigo wrote:...

I concur with the comments regarding a lack of 'joined up thinking'. There have been some spectacular civil engineering projects recently - take the Circle Line as an example. But when you come out of Stadium station and want to walk to Kallang Leisure Park, you have to make a series of 90 degree turns and zig-zag your way along paths that couldn't have been more illogically placed if they'd planned it that way. Surely they didn't actually plan it that way, right? :shock:


That's why they have the nice dirt trail through the grass... :P


Yeah, and rather than actually fix the problem by re-routing the path in a more logical way, they put barriers up to try to stop people walking onto the grass. Talk about wasted effort... :roll:
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Postby Sergei82 » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:42 am

In CBP they recently tried to completely cut off Signature building from people trying to reach it (only cars are welcomed). At least it looked like that - all those fences, enclosures and blocks. People were just removing that clutter out of their way and moving straight anyway. So they had no choice but to clear that maze a little bit... irritating!

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Postby x9200 » Sun, 24 Feb 2013 9:16 am

Mi Amigo wrote:It seems to be just a blinkered mentality, where people only look at the immediate 'box' they are working on and totally ignore everything around it. I've seen it everywhere too.

A junction, two lane street, traffic lights, red light on, one car already stopped in front of the lights (lane 1), the other is coming on the same lane. Question: if the 2nd car changes the lane (to lane 2) where is it going to happen?:
a) at a distance (20-100m) from the traffic lights (so when it is visible that the lane 2 is free)
b) only when it reaches the 1st car

It is something like ++90% of "b"

I don't get it.


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