Re: problem is real but pretty easily solvable
>Seems cleaner somehow.
Seems really old-fashioned.
At the heart of this, we have blokes (and it is almost entirely blokes) who just don't want the world to change. At all. Doesn't matter that the economics/technology of the 50s (on which most of our transport infrastructure is based) is a long, long time ago - we want to keep on doing the same things, over and over again, no matter how dumb they are.
Your grandchildren will laugh at you (if they aren't pissing on your graves).