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Caption Contest: A Bench for Adrenaline Junkies

8:38 AM PST on February 26, 2016

A bench placed 4-feet from a 6-lane, 60 mph design speed #stroad with a high speed turning radius

— Kostelec Planning (@KostelecPlan) February 25, 2016

It's time for another caption contest! This oddly placed bench at the intersection of Patton Avenue (US74) and Florida Avenue in Asheville, North Carolina, offers the kind of view only a traffic engineer could love, and probably very few have stuck around long enough to find out.

Ashville-based planner Don Kostelec offers a better look at this insanely dangerous intersection in this Youtube video. No crosswalks, no pedestrian crossing signals, just a whole lot of fast moving traffic and this inviting bench.

We already have a couple of contenders:

@schmangee @KostelecPlan "Bench to allow peds to wait up to 14 minutes for walk sign to illuminate."

— Matt' Johnson, AICP (@Tracktwentynine) February 25, 2016

We added a perfectly nice bench for you. I can't understand why nobody uses it!

— Richard Masoner (@cyclelicious) February 25, 2016

Think you can do better? Tweet your own or add them in the comments.

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