To: AZ Department of Transportation -
Dear Sir or Madam,
I wasn't sure who would get this. I recently took a trip out to Arizona this past September. I had been there once before.
In fact, I travel so often that my friends have nicknamed me World Travelling Steve Wilson! And boy, was it hot out there!
It was a lot warmer than where I live. I'm in Selden, NY (off Middle Country Road, right next to the Taco Bell).
When I was out there I couldn't help but notice all of the inefficiencies of the state. I suffer from a disorder and can't
help that but my friend Justin thinks I'm just a real jerk. After a while, all the heat and travelling from place to place
made me wonder about certain things. I wrote them down in my notebook so that I could remember to get some answers.
My main question is regarding your roads and parking lots. Why are black or dark gray. Doesn't that just make a big heat sink
in the city? I understand why they can't be white since that would blind everyone with the glare. (Although, maybe that
would help camouflage the stationary cameras.) Why not make the roads a chartreuse color instead? It's a different color
than the dirt out there so people would know it's a road (or parking lot). Also, the green would reduce road rage while
also reducing the heat build up.
Just imagine all the green jobs it would create!
Thank you for your time. I hope to hear from you soon!
World Travelling Steve Wilson